Looking Again at Findings: Secondary Analysis

  • Sandra Braman


Secondary analysis of the findings of over two dozen research projects by this author addressing a variety of types of information policy and/or journalism questions over almost three dozen years yields a great deal of analytical value for those studying contemporary governance issues raised by uses of algorithms in the news, whether undertaken by public or private sector entities. Details of this case demonstrate the value of this type of secondary analysis as a research method in its own right, particularly useful when addressing what is being experienced as the “new” new technology, and particularly useful early on in such research projects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Braman
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  1. 1.Department of CommunicationTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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