Secondary data analysis methods

Desk research, or the analysis of secondary data, focuses on processing the results of previously conducted research and analyses. With secondary analysis we get new data, using unevaluated information about projects already undertaken. Desk research enables a deeper understanding of the investigated issues or projects.

In our activity, we use the following methods:

Content Analyses of Documents

Content analysis is a quantitative analysis of the data type that is used for text analysis, including interview transcripts, newspapers, books, manuscripts and websites to determine the frequency of specific words or ideas. The results of the content analysis of documents help to identify as well as quantify specific ideas, concepts, and their related design and trending ideas that occur within certain groups or over time.

The artifacts of previous work are assessed in the content analysis. Content analysis is a method and rules for determining the theme of work or projects include a narrative description of the content and analysis and a comparison of the information obtained. Searched for specific words and topics determines the frequency of their occurrence, their significance and relationship, and how findings are interpreted. Using content analysis we can verify that the document characterizing a given activity (e.g., the Strategic Plan Report) contains relevant and useful data.

Press Analyses