Secondary analysis of qualitative data: An overview

Janet Heaton

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Generating data is the defining aspect of empirical work. Data in this respect is understood as information-capacitated material that must be discovered, mined, unearthed - or a near limitless range of similar adjectives. This major work cross-cuts a number of substantive methodologies and is structured around seven groupings of research in four-volumes which provide the context for data generation:

Volume One: Naturalistic research

Volume Two: Interrogative research and Experimental research

Volume Three: Material research and De-centred research

Volume Four: Biographic research and Secondary research

Drawing on highly influential articles from sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, and education, this is a vital collection for researchers across the social sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenerating data
Subtitle of host publicationSAGE benchmarks in social research methods
EditorsB Curtis, C Curtis
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages1600
ISBN (Print)9781473907829
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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