Year: 2010 Source: Suicidology Online, v.1, (2010), p.76-78 SIEC No: 20101068

A recent article by Hjelmeland & Knizek presented the case for qualitative research in suicidology. The present essay identifies & illustrates 6 dimensions in their discussion: explaining versus understanding; qualitative versus quantitative studies; case studies versus large samples; descriptive versus inferential statistics; idiographic versus nomothetic approaches; & phenomenological versus interpretative approaches. (16 refs.) JA