Problems and Promises of Qualitative Secondary Analysis for Research in Information Science

Amy Vanscoy, Jenny Bossaller, C. Sean Burns


Qualitative secondary analysis (QSA) is a method that has been used in other disciplines and debated from epistemological and ethical perspectives. It has rarely been explicitly used or discussed in information science. This paper explains value of the method for  information science research, discussing its benefits and  challenges and analyzing our recent QSA study.

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