Qualitative Secondary Research
A Step-By-Step Guide
- Claire Largan
- Theresa Morris - University College Birmingham, UK
Qualitative Research (General) | Secondary Data Analysis
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.
I recommend this book to students and more experienced researchers who want to conduct qualitative secondary research. It is a timely and accessible guide.
Overall, the authors have written a well thought out, accessible and comprehensive book, which is a welcome addition to a relatively small literature on secondary data and documentary analysis.
I will definitely be using this in my own research, to ensure that I have not forgotten important elements in my research design and analysis, and will be recommending chapter 5 (ethics in qualitative secondary research) as additional reading in the ethics chapter of my forthcoming book aimed at undergraduate student
Concise and coherent text on QSR. Have been searching for a text that is accessible for students that will allow them to reflect on their progress as researchers while also equipping them with a voice to justify their choices. This meets those parameters.
This is an excellent introductory text for a methodology that has become accepted practice and increasingly expected by research funding bodies. Making full use of collected data is an ethical principle and will prepare students well for future practice.
Very good resource for students and graduates alike. Definitely a must-read and should-work-with book :-)
The contents of the book allows students to carry out research with ease, the book has an easy flow and many useful areas for undergraduates to follow and complete any research work
This book should be an essential companion for anyone undertaking a research project. This underrepresented topic area is broken down into comprehensive chapters that provide a practical approach whilst prompting critical reflection also. Highly recommended.
a well-crafted and accessibly-written textbook which willl be very useful to students at several levels
This is an essential and accessible book for all undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to carry out secondary research. This book offers a step-by-step guide into the processes of qualitative research, whilst allowing readers to develop their own critical thinking skills.
Miss Novlett Mitchell
University College Birmingham
This book provides insights about qualititavie research and it is very useful for every dissertation module. I am so glad I had the opportunity to include it in my module