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Recommended reading

  • Duncan, S. (2012) ‘Using elderly data theoretically: Personal life in 1949/1950 and individualisation theory’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(4): 311–29.
  • Hammersley, M. (2015) ‘On ethical principles for social research’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 18(4): 433–49.
  • Henderson, S., Holland, J. and Thomson, R. (2006) Making the Long View: Perspectives on context from a qualitative longitudinal (QL) study, Methodological Innovations Online, 1(2): 47-63.
  • Hughes, K., and Tarrant, B. (2020a) ‘What is Qualitative Secondary Analysis’, Chapter One, in K. Hughes, and A Tarrant (Eds). (2020) Qualitative Secondary Analysis, SAGE: London.
  • Hughes, K., Hughes, J. and Tarrant A., (2020) ‘Re-approaching interview data through Qualitative Secondary Analysis: Interviews with Internet Gamblers’. International Journal of Social Research Methodologies
  • Hughes, K., Hughes, J. & Tarrant, A. (2021) Working at a remove: continuous, collective, and configurative approaches to qualitative secondary analysis. Quality and Quantity.
  • Irwin, S. (2013) ‘Qualitative secondary data analysis: Ethics, epistemology and context’, Progress in Development Studies, 13(4): 295–306.
  • Irwin, S., Bornat J. and Winterton, M. (2012) ‘Timescapes secondary analysis: Comparison, context and working across data sets’, Qualitative Research, 12(1): 66–80.
  • Mason, J. (2007) ‘“Re-using” qualitative data: On the merits of an investigative epistemology’, Sociological Research Online, 12(3). Available at: (accessed 22 May 2019).
  • Mauthner, N.S., Parry, O. and Backett-Milburn, K. (1998) ‘The data are out there, or are they? Implications for archiving and revisiting qualitative data’, Sociology, 32(4): 733–45. Moore, N. (2007) ‘(Re)using qualitative data?’, Sociological Research Online. Available at: (accessed 20 May 2019).
  • Tarrant, A. and Hughes, K. (2019) Qualitative Secondary Analysis: Building Longitudinal Samples to understand men’s generational identities in low-income contexts, Sociology, 53 (3): 599-611.
  • Tarrant, A. (2017) ‘Getting out of the swamp? Methodological reflections on using qualitative secondary analysis to develop research design’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(6): 599–611.