Year: 2000 Source: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2000. p.585-595 SIEC No: 20010052

This chapter focuses mainly on those studies designed to predict suicide, although it also addresses the prediction of repeated attempted suicide. The statistical limitations,in terms of experimental design, that are imposed upon those pursuing research examining the effectiveness of programmes designed to prevent suicide or repeated suicide attempts are emphasized. It is suggested the ideal research design of randomized controlled trials may not feasible in the evaluation process & that alternative, innovative methodologies may be more appropriate. (33 refs.)