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Qualitative Secondary Research

Qualitative Secondary Research
A Step-By-Step Guide

April 2019 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Using secondary data offers unique challenges. In this practical guide, the authors take you through finding, managing and analysing secondary data in an error-free way, using quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Perfect for those doing dissertations and research projects, it provides an accessible introduction to the theory of secondary research and the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of research.

Drawing on their years of experience, the authors:

·       Offer a straightforward and approachable explanation of how to do a research project using secondary data

·       Discuss every stage of the research process, including data preparation and presentation and dissemination of data

·       Advise you on how to avoid the potential pitfalls of using secondary data

Clear and easy to understand, this book is a ready-made toolkit for successfully completing every step of a research project using secondary data. From beginner level and beyond, this no-nonsense guide takes the confusion and worry out of doing a secondary research project and empowers you to be confident doing research.

Chapter 1: Introducing Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 2: Preparing for Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 3: The Role of Theory in Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 4: Designing Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 5: Ethics in Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 6: Exploring Documents as Data
Chapter 7: Locating your Data
Chapter 8: Securing Quality over Quantity
Chapter 9: Constructing a Literature Review
Chapter 10: Managing your Data
Chapter 11: Analysing Data
Chapter 12: Working with Numbers
Chapter 13: Presenting your Findings and Conclusions
Chapter 14: Being a Qualitative Secondary Researcher

I recommend this book to students and more experienced researchers who want to conduct qualitative secondary research. It is a timely and accessible guide.

Emily Hansen
University of Tasmania

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