Secondary analysis

There is now well established practices associated with doing an analysis of data collected by other people, know as secondary analysis. In some respects there is a family resemblance to this kind of analysis and systematic reviews.

Ashley Crossman has a useful account of the approach.

Janet Heaton also offers a useful overview of the issues associated with secondary analysis. There is a more recent version of the overview here1.

There is also a useful chapter on secondary analysis in an ebook2 that be borrowed from the library.

Sociological Research Online published a special issue concerned with Reusing Qualitative data.

There are important issues that need to be explored before undertaking a secondary analysis.

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