The Logic and Opportunities of Secondary Analysis in Entrepreneurship Research

Posted: 24 Nov 2009

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Jerome Katz

Saint Louis University - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

Information is offered to help researchers accustomed to primary research to understand the nature, forms, and opportunities of secondary analysis of entrepreneurial datasets. This chapter supplements work published in 1992 and 1993. Secondary analysis is generally faster and based on higher quality research than primary analysis. The important role that these advantages of secondary research have played in entrepreneurship research is discussed. The types of secondary analysis available are described, including the degrees of freedom approach. Secondary analysis may refer either to statistical studies of previously existing raw data or of previously existing summaries of raw data. Finally, a variety of datasets and research opportunities are listed and overviewed, including those from published studies, commercial sources, the government, and nongovernmental archives.(LMH)

Keywords: Methodologies, Research, Surveys, Datasets

Suggested Citation

Katz, Jerome, The Logic and Opportunities of Secondary Analysis in Entrepreneurship Research (2000). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511508

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