What is qualitative secondary analysis? How can it be most effectively applied in social research? This timely and accomplished book offers readers a well informed, reliable guide to all aspects of qualitative secondary analysis. The book: Defines secondary analysis. Distinguishes between quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis. Maps the main types of qualitative secondary analysis. Covers the key ethical and legal issues. Offers a practical guide to effective research. Sets the agenda for future developments in the subject. Written by an experienced researcher and teacher with a background in sociology, the book is a comprehensive and invaluable introduction to this growing field of social research.

Types of Qualitative Secondary Analysis

Overview of the studies 36

Supra analysis 39

Supplementary analysis 41

Re-analysis 45

Amplified analysis 47

Assorted analysis 50

Conclusion 51

Notes 52

As we have seen from the two previous chapters, qualitative secondary analysis is a new and emerging methodology. In this chapter I examine how social researchers have begun to use the methodology in practice. What types of qualitative data have they drawn on? Whose data sets were used? Were the studies undertaken to explore new research questions ...

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