Dissertation projects: Introduction to secondary analysis for qualitative and quantitative data



Organised by:

UK Data Service


Maureen Haaker and Alle Bloom


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Emma Green

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Venue: Online


Secondary analysis offers a great option for dissertation students who are looking to gain experience working with data but who have limited abilities to go out into the field or would like to study a hard-to-reach population.

This free workshop will take you through the research process of a secondary analysis project, including an overview of the methodological and ethical issues.

Join us to learn how to access and get started with quantitative and qualitative data and discuss some key points to include in your dissertation write-up.

As part of this interactive workshop, you'll be given a guided walk-through of some of our data catalogue pages, and get to explore a downloaded dataset and test your knowledge of the research cycle.

If you are a final year student looking for inspiration for your current project or simply trying to evaluate options for next year’s dissertation, this workshop will help you start thinking about how to complete a successful secondary analysis project and ensure you get valuable research experience during your degree.

Presenters: Maureen Haaker and Alle Bloom

This is an introductory workshop which assumes no prior experience of using archived data.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate students completing dissertations

We will be using Mentimeter to ask questions in this workshop so you may benefit from having a second device ready for this, such as a smartphone.

This event is part of our UK Data Service introductory training series: Spring 2023.

This event will be livestreamed on our UK Data Service YouTube channel but the chat will be disabled. By registering and attending the Zoom event you will be able to ask questions and interact.

Recordings of UK Data Service events are made available on our YouTube channel and, together with the slides, on our past events pages soon after the event has taken place.



Website and registration:


North West


Data Collection, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis

Related publications and presentations:

Data Collection
Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis

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