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.

The Future of Qualitative Secondary Analysis

The nature of qualitative secondary analysis 110

Secondary analysis and the ‘landscape’ of qualitative research 112

The secondary analyst as bricoleur116

Resources for qualitative secondary analysis 119

Conclusion 124

Notes 124

In this concluding chapter I reflect on the main characteristics of qualitative secondary analysis and consider how it has been, and could be, developed as an approach in qualitative research. I begin by returning to the definition of secondary analysis postulated in Chapter 1 and considering, in the light of the review, whether it reflects ...

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