Secondary analysis in reflection: some experiences of re-use from an oral history perspective

Looking back over ten years of engagement with the practice of re-using data, one's own and other's, this paper considers what was learned from these experiences from the perspective of an oral historian. An oral history approach to archived data benefits methodologically and empirically from a dual heritage: a position on the boundary between history and sociology which gives access to both disciplines. A secondary analysis of archived interviews which identifies new evidence, asks new questions, explores research strategies and engages with the subjectivities of researcher and researched, inevitably leads to critical evaluations and reflection.

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