Advance Application of Practice-Based Research in Health
Secondary Data Sources II
As you examined last week, assessing secondary data sources related to your Doctoral Study topic is necessary to determine what research designs and methods may be most appropriate for your own research. While secondary data sources are ubiquitous, it is important to realize that not all secondary data sources are created equal. As an independent researcher, it is up to you to make informed decisions and to take a proactive approach in determining which secondary data sources are the right fit for your Doctoral Study.
This week, you go further in your examination of secondary data sources. You will create research questions based on the secondary data sources you have examined as well as consider the variables contained within your secondary data sources as they relate to your Doctoral Study.
Creswell, J. W., Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chapter 7, “Research Questions and Hypotheses” (pp. 133-145)
Chapter 8, “Quantitative Methods” (pp. 147-176)
Kiecolt, K. J., & Nathan, L. E. (1985). Secondary analysis of survey data. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
Data.CMS.gov. (2011). Inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) provider summary for the top 100 diagnosis-related groups (DRG)—FY2011 [Data file]. Retrieved from https://data.cms.gov/Medicare/Inpatient-Prospective-Payment-System-IPPS-Provider/97k6-zzx3