Using Secondary Data in Educational and Social Research
By (author) Emma Smith
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Using Secondary Data in Educational and Social Research by Emma Smith
Book Description'The book is written in an admirably clear style and is effectively structured throughout its three parts with eight concise chapters. The book's intention - in which it largely succeeds - is to strengthen secondary data analysis as one technique in the 'methodological toolbox' available to researchers, one which has been on the margin for far too long' - "British Journal of Educational Technology". Secondary data is a powerful tool for providing context to an otherwise small-scale study, as well as being an efficient way of bringing together a large amount of data, particularly where access to the field may be difficult. This comprehensive guide introduces students to the use of secondary data in educational and social research, and provides a practical resource for researchers who are new to the field of secondary data analysis. The author encourages researchers to consider the potential for using secondary data both as their primary research method, but also as a useful strategy in mixed methods designs. The first part of the book explores the role of secondary data analysis in contemporary social research. It considers the arguments for and against its use and addresses its particular benefits in mixed method research designs, especially those in the political arithmetic tradition. The second part introduces worked examples which show the potential for using secondary sources to answer a varied range of research questions. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to manipulate and analyse secondary data. The inclusion of recent national and international datasets as exemplars allows students to place their research in a 'real life' context and to consider current and topical research issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335223589
(90mm x 60mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Emma Smith
Emma Smith is a Reader in Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a former Chemistry teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
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