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Older People in Ageing Research - Secondary Analysis
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10.00
88 pp
ISBN 978-0-90413-908-2
175 x 246mm
2013

Secondary Analysis and Re-using Archived Data in the Context of Ageing and Biography
edited by Joanna Bornat, Julia Johnson and Jill Reynolds

The contributors to this collection all have experience in the re-use of archived data. The link between secondary analysis and research in ageing is novel and represents an attempt to crystallise issues in the re-use of archived data, both qualitative and quantitative, around a particular topic. Researchers using quantitative data have for many years re-visited large data sets, re-analysing survey data using new research questions. However, the re-use of another researcher's qualitative data, be it interviews, photographs or audio recordings is presenting new and exciting challenges for social science researchers and archivists. The chapters in this collection draw on the experiences of both quantitative and qualitative re-use and the introductory comments are relevant to both types of approach. With a focus on ageing the editors have been able to draw on the work of contributors who are linked by a shared interest: ageing and the experience of later life.

No 12 The Representation of Older People in Ageing Research Series

A joint series from the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies at the Open University and the Centre for Policy on Ageing


   
 

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