Using secondary data offers unique challenges. In this practical guide, the authors take you through finding, managing and analysing secondary data in an error-free way, using quantitative and qualitative approaches. Perfect for those doing dissertations and research projects, it provides an accessible introduction to the theory of secondary research and the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of research. Drawing on their years of experience, the authors: · Offer a straightforward and approachable explanation of how to do a research project using secondary data · Discuss every stage of the research process, including data preparation and presentation and dissemination of data · Advise you on how to avoid the potential pitfalls of using secondary data Clear and easy to understand, this book is a ready-made toolkit for successfully completing every step of a research project using secondary data. From beginner level and beyond, this no-nonsense guide takes the confusion and worry out of doing a secondary research project and empowers you to be confident doing research.