Year: 2010 Source: Suicidology Online, v.1, (2010), p.92-94 SIEC No: 20101183

Reflections on the current status of research & knowledge in suicidology have sparked a debate related to the relative strengths & weaknesses of quantitative & qualitative approaches to research in this field. In this letter to editor, the authors add to this discourse by arguing against an either/or perspective on these distinctive methdological approaches. Rather, they promote the use of mixed methods designs in an effort to capitalize on the strengths of both & revitalize the field of suicidology. (9 refs.) JA