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.

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Published in Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes du 2017 congrès annuel de l'ACSI, which is available online at https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/ojs.cais-acsi.ca/index.php/cais-asci/issue/view/36.

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