A- What evidence is there to show Durkheim study supports positivists sociology?
B-How does Durkheim study on suic*de links to the concept of validity?
Second issue: many sociologists have questioned the validity of the statistics he used. How accurate are they? Do they reflect the real rate of suicide? Maybe coroners are less likely to reach suicide verdicts in Catholic countries where suicide is viewed so negatively? Maybe coroners are less likely to reach suicide verdicts where victims were married or had children as these are seen as giving people 'a reason to live' and a suicide verdict would upset and stigmatise the family.
Make sure you check definitions of the key words: positivism and validity before answering the question..