Studying Cultural Competence Using Secondary Data Analysis: Considerations for Grad Students Who Have Many Demands on Their Time


In this case study, the author discusses the use of secondary data in completing a dissertation that explores the impact of cultural competence on treatment outcomes for depressed youth of color. The challenges faced in the PhD process, as well as the pros and cons of the use of secondary data, are also discussed. In addition, the author bullets several things to consider with the use of secondary data to complete one’s dissertation.

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