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Archival and Secondary Data

Archival and Secondary Data

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March 2022 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Data archives provide rich and expansive sources of information for researchers. Part of the SAGE Qualitative Research Kit, this book highlights the utility of secondary data analyses whilst showing you how to select the right datasets for your study, and in turn get the most out of your research.

  • Practical, up-to-date guidance on secondary data research.
  • Covers topics such as: Generating a research question, selecting datasets and variables, examining univariate, bivariate and multivariate associations, and visualisng your data via tables or graphs
  • Includes an extensive case study to see the entire process in action
This accessible resources boost students with know-how and confidence, helping them succeed on their quantitative research journey.
What Is Archival and Secondary Data Analysis?
From Ideas to Research Questions
Finding secondary data
Getting to know the data
Basic Data Management
Manipulating data and basic statistical analysis
Writing up your analyses
Complexities of working with secondary data: Limitations of Archival and Secondary Data Analysis

Tarani Chandola

Tarani is a Professor of Medical Sociology. He is a co-director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health and is also the co-director for the SOC-B (Social-Biological) Centre for Doctoral Training funded by the ESRC and BBSRC. He is a member of the ESRC Strategic Advisory Network, fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Statistical Society and is an editor-in-chief of the journal Sociology. He joined the University of Manchester in April 2010, was the head of the department of Social Statistics (2012-2014) and the director of the Cathie Marsh Institute (2013-2016). He was formerly at... More About Author

Cara Booker

Dr. Cara Booker is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Dr. Booker received her PhD in Health Behaviour Research from the University of Southern California. Dr Booker’s primary research focus is on social determinants of adolescent health and wellbeing. She has published several book chapters and peer reviewed papers. Other research interests include social determinants of health and wellbeing among minority populations, such as the LGBT population. Dr Booker has cross-sectional and longitudinal analytical expertise of social surveys and experience of interdisciplinary research. More About Author

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