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Primary Research Question (Micro):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and income per capita?

Hypothesis:

Suicide rate decreases as income per capita increases.  

Data Set & Description of Research Question:

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and income per capita (micro analysis).

Variables:

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Secondary Research Question (Macro):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and urbanization?

Hypothesis:

Suicide rate decreases as urbanization increases.   

Data Set & Description of Research Question:

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and urbanization (macro analysis).  

Variables:

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Tertiary Research Question (Macro, Opposite of Primary Question):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and employment rate?

Hypothesis:

Suicide rate increases as employment rate decreases.  

Data Set & Description of Research Question:

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and employment rate.

Variables:

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Literature Review:

 

  • Suicide rates increase as income per capita increases.  

 

    1. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01078817#page-1
    2. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.87.9.1491
    3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/027795369290275U

 

  • Suicide rates increase as urbanization increases.   

 

    1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953603002855
    2. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00048677909159126

 

  • Suicide rates increase as employment rate decreases.  

 

    1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673609611247
    2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0297.1997.tb00085.x/abstract;jsessionid=DA4365D163394CF927F22436749B9A54.f03t02?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=
    3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292101001088
    4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292101001088

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