Using Secondary Data in Educational and Social Research / Edition 1

Using Secondary Data in Educational and Social Research / Edition 1

by Emma Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0335223583

ISBN-13: 9780335223589

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335223589
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I

1 Secondary data analysis: an introduction 3

2 Pitfalls of secondary data analysis 21

3 Promises of secondary data analysis 39

4 Doing secondary analysis 61

Part II

5 Sure Start and leisure habits: secondary analysis of aggregate data 91

6 Traffic jams and gap years: secondary analysis of survey data 117

7 From PISA to California: secondary analysis of international data 147

Part III

8 Endpiece 173

Appendix 1 Sources of secondary data 175

Appendix 2 Effective data husbandry: managing secondary datasets 204

Appendix 3 Accessing the Economic and Social Data Service 231

References 233

Index 247

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