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Qualitative Secondary Research

Qualitative Secondary Research
A Step-By-Step Guide

April 2019 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Using secondary data offers unique opportunities and challenges. This practical book will guide you through finding, managing and analysing qualitative secondary data in an error-free way.

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.

Chapter 1: Introducing Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 2: Preparing for Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 3: The Role of Theory in Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 4: Designing Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 5: Ethics in Qualitative Secondary Research
Chapter 6: Exploring Documents as Data
Chapter 7: Locating your Data
Chapter 8: Securing Quality over Quantity
Chapter 9: Constructing a Literature Review
Chapter 10: Managing your Data
Chapter 11: Analysing Data
Chapter 12: Working with Numbers
Chapter 13: Presenting your Findings and Conclusions
Chapter 14: Being a Qualitative Secondary Researcher

This is a very well written guide to conducting secondary research, suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. The authors guide the reader through the research process step by step, with opportunities for students to develop their own thinking along the way. The links to the authors' own research experiences add credibility to this timely and informative guide.

Dr Nicola Smith
School of Education, Birmingham University
July 1, 2019

This well-written and accessible book would be invaluable to any students conducting secondary research. The step-by-step approach guides learners comprehensively through the necessary considerations that conducting such research requires.

Mrs Kate Ennis
School of Childhood and Education, University College Birmingham
July 3, 2019

Claire Largan

Dr Claire Largan, MA, PhD, is an Independent Research Consultant specialising in education policy and practice.Claire’s career embraces UK and international contexts with its basis firmly within the realm of education, learning, teaching and research. Formerly a lecturer in education at University College Birmingham, Claire is now a successful research consultant working within the field of education policy and practice.She began her career as an early years and primary school teacher before gaining significant international experience teaching overseas in international schools in Dubai and Taiwan and teaching on English programmes... More About Author

Theresa Morris

Dr Theresa M. Morris, B.Sc., MA, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement at University College Birmingham.Theresa's teaching career has encompassed secondary school, sixth form colleges and further and higher education institutions. Theresa is currently an Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement at University College Birmingham. Since 2003, she has designed, delivered and managed both degree and postgraduate degree level programmes in teaching and learning.  This has culminated in leading the UCB Post Graduate teacher-training programme in vocational studies.Theresa is the... More About Author

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