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Secondary Data Analysis
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Secondary Data Analysis

Thomas P. Vartanian

Abstract

Over the last few decades, social work and other social science research disciplines have become increasingly reliant on large secondary data sets, as such data sets have increased in both number and availability. When starting a new research project, how does one determine whether to use a secondary data set and, if so, which of the thousands of secondary data sets to use? This book provides an in-depth introduction to twenty-nine of the most widely used data sets in social work and the social sciences. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets are examined in the book, as are the years ... More

Keywords: secondary data, primary data, longitudinal data, cross sectional data, social work research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388817
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388817.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas P. Vartanian, author
Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research, Bryn Mawr College