Using other people's data: the ins and outs of secondary data analysis.

@article{Mainous1997UsingOP,
  title={Using other people's data: the ins and outs of secondary data analysis.},
  author={Arch G. Mainous and William J. Hueston},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={568-71}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A variety of types of data ranging from administrative data sets to large-scale surveys have been collected for one purpose but can be accessed and used to address new questions of relevance to primary care. For many research questions, primary data collection isn't necessary because the data already exists. Although relatively few… CONTINUE READING