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Description - Reworking Qualitative Data by Janet Heaton

What is qualitative secondary analysis? How can it be most effectively applied in social research? This timely and accomplished book offers readers a well informed, reliable guide to all aspects of qualitative secondary analysis. The book: * Defines secondary analysis * Distinguishes between quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis * Maps the main types of qualitative secondary analysis * Covers the key ethical and legal issues * Offers a practical guide to effective research * Sets the agenda for future developments in the subject Written by an experienced researcher and teacher with a background in sociology, the book is a comprehensive and invaluable introduction to this growing field of social research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761971436
ISBN-10: 0761971432
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet Heaton

Janet Heaton is a Sociologist at the University of Exeter Medical School in Devon, England. Janet has carried out applied health research using mainly qualitative methods for many years, working within the National Health Service (NHS) and at the University of Leeds and University of York, before moving to Exeter in 2010. Since 1997, Janet has had a special interest in the secondary analysis of qualitative data. She obtained her PhD on the topic and has written several articles and a book called Reworking Qualitative Data, published by SAGE in 2004, in which she explores the epistemological, methodological, ethical and legal aspects of qualitative secondary analysis using different sources of data. In 2010-2012, Janet undertook a secondary analysis of interview data collected by the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) at the University of Oxford for the website. The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, examined young adults' experiences of growing up with a chronic illness and, in particular, their sense of mastery (or not) of their condition. It is an example of a growing number of studies involving the reuse of qualitative data from research projects which have been preserved and archived to facilitate secondary work.