Qualitative secondary analysis (QSA) is a method that has been applied in other disciplines even though it has rarely been explicitly used or discussed in information science. This paper discusses the epistemological and ethical issues surrounding QSA, explains the value of the method for information science research, discusses its benefits and challenges, and provides an example case study.
VanScoy, Amy; Bossaller, Jenny; and Burns, C. Sean, "Problems and Promises of Qualitative Secondary Analysis for Research in Information Science (Paper)" (2018). Information Science Faculty Publications. 58.