- Mey, Günter; Mruck, Katja: Vorwort: Sekundäranalyse qualitativer Daten - von der Peripherie ins Zentrum.
- Witzel, Andreas; Medjedovic, Irena; Kretzer, Susanne: Sekundäranalyse qualitativer Daten: zum gegenwärtigen Stand einer neuen Forschungsstrategie.
- Heaton, Janet: Secondary analysis of qualitative data: an overview.
- Savage, Mike: Changing social class identities in post-war Britain: perspectives from mass-observation.
- Kynaston, David: The uses of sociology for real-time history.
- Fielding, Nigel G.; Fielding, Jane L.: Resistance and adaptation to criminal identity: using secondary analysis to evaluate classic studies of crime and deviance.
- Janneck, Monique: Auf verschlungenen Forschungspfaden: Erfahrungen mit der Sekundärnutzung qualitativer Interviewdaten in induktiven, deduktiven und Triangulationsverfahren.
- Gläser, Jochen; Laudel, Grit: Creating competing constructions by reanalysing qualitative data.
- Medjedovic, Irena; Witzel, Andreas: Secondary analysis of interviews: using codes and theoretical concepts from the primary study.
- Berg, Harry van den: Reanalyzing qualitative interviews from different angles: the risk of decontextualization and other problems of sharing qualitative data.
- Medjedovic, Irena: Sekundäranalyse qualitativer Interviewdaten - Problemkreise und offene Fragen einer neuen Forschungsstrategie.
- Baur, Nina: Was kann die Soziologie methodisch von der Geschichtswissenschaft lernen?
- King, Steven: Friendship, kinship and belonging in the letters of urban paupers 1800-1840.
- Kok, Jan; Bras, Hilde: Clustering and dispersal of siblings in the North-Holland countryside, 1850-1940.
- Röther, Monika: Pop songs for the tape recorder, LPs for the record player?: the market launch of tape recorders in West Germany and the copyright debate on young consumers' practice of tape-recording in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Devenney, Andrew D.: Regional resistance to European integration: the case of the Scottish National Party, 1961-1972.
- Mishra, Tapas; Parhi, Mamata; Diebolt, Claude: Human capital accumulation and spatial TFP interdependence.
HSR Vol. 33 (2008) No. 3: Focus: Qualitative Data
Andreas Witzel, Irena Medjedovic & Susanne Kretzer (Eds.): Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data
Since the mid-1990s, there has been growing recognition of and interest in the potential for carrying out secondary analysis of qualitative data. Nevertheless the secondary analysis of qualitative data is still nearly unknown within the scientific community.
Applying new perspectives to ‘old’ data offers the potential for generating new insights and theories, answering still open and specific questions as well as evaluating research results. Combining and comparing different data sets promotes a cumulative research process and the generalisability of research results. These advantages of secondary analysis can be facilitated by manifold existing tools. However, there are a number of epistemological, methodological, ethical and confidentiality issues which have to be considered.
This HSR-FOCUS discusses the opportunities presented by such a research strategy, and gives an introduction to the debate. It addresses the organisational issues connected with the provision of services and establishing a data sharing culture. The 10 contributions refer to the concept of secondary analysis, to its application by means of concrete examples, as well as to the special issues and solutions surrounding this research strategy from the perspective of consulted experts.