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Qualitative Secondary Research
A Step-By-Step Guide



April 2019 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Using secondary data offers unique opportunities and challenges. This practical book will guide you through finding, managing and analysing qualitative secondary data in an error-free way.

Perfect for those doing dissertations and research projects, it provides an accessible introduction to the theory of secondary research and sets out the advantages and limitations of using this kind of research. Drawing on years of teaching and research experience, the authors

·       Offer step-by-step advice on how to use qualitative secondary data

·       Walk you through each stage of the research process

·       Provide practical, ethical tools to help you with your project

·       Show you how to avoid the potential pitfalls of using secondary data.

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

 
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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