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Qualitative Secondary Analysis

Qualitative Secondary Analysis

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January 2020 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A comprehensive guide to carrying out Qualitative Secondary Analysis (QSA) that brings together expert advice and professional insight from leading researchers who have developed innovative theories and methods of QSA.


Exploring crucial components of research and analysis—such as where to find resources, how to search within a resource, and working with both paper archives and non-textual data—each chapter offers insightful case studies, links to further reading and applied helpful hints and tips to help effectively apply these innovations to further the reader’s own research.


A must read for Social Science students, early career researchers and researchers new to the field of QSA, this text will help readers through every aspect of a research process using QSA, from application to implications.

Part One: Changing data landscapes and qualitative secondary analysis
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Qualitative Secondary Analysis – Kahryn Hughes and Anna Tarrant
Chapter 2: Qualitative Secondary Analysis: working across datasets – Sarah Irwin
Chapter 3: The Ethics of Qualitative Secondary Analysis – Kahryn Hughes and Anna Tarrant
Part Two: Building QSA into Research and Teaching
Chapter 4: Building Time into Research Design – Bren Neale
Chapter 5: QSA and inter and cross project working – Ros Edwards, Susie Weller, Lynn Jamieson and Emma Davidson,
Chapter 6: Collaborative QSA – Anna Tarrant and Kahryn Hughes
Chapter 7: QSA in teaching – Maureen Haaker
Part Three: Methods of QSA with non-interview data
Chapter 8: Working with historical materials – Joanna Bornat
Chapter 9: Examples of QSA study designs and purposes in a qualitative secondary study – Dawn Lyon and Graham Crow
Chapter 10: Working with marginalia – John Goodwin and Henrietta O’Connor
Chapter 11: Using Quantitative Data for QSA – Jane Gray and Ruth Geraghty

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