Presentation on theme: "A qualitative sociological autopsy study of gendered suicide Jonathan Scourfield Cardiff School of Social Sciences."— Presentation transcript:
A qualitative sociological autopsy study of gendered suicide Jonathan Scourfield Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Research aims Substantive aims: To advance social scientific understandings of the gendered social contexts of suicide. To explore the contribution of qualitative research for exploring the social contexts of suicidal lives.
Methodological aims: To develop methods for combining diverse kinds of qualitative evidence in an understanding of suicide To engage academics and policy makers, more familiar with working with quantitative evidence, in the application and understanding of qualitative data.
Multi-modal data on individual suicides Coroners files on 100 cases, from a district which includes a medium-sized city, a small industrial town and a rural area Six in-depth cases: interviews with relatives, friends and professionals Media accounts