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Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research
Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an increasingly popular approach to qualitative inquiry. This handy text covers its theoretical foundations and provides a detailed guide to
Beyond the divide between cognition and discourse: using interpretative phenomenological analysis in health psychology
The paper outlines the theoretical roots of PA in phenomenology and symbolic interactionism and argues the case for a role for PA within health psychology, and focuses on one area in the health field, the patient's conception of chronic illness.
Reflecting on the development of interpretative phenomenological analysis and its contribution to qualitative research in psychology
This paper reflects on the development of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) as one particular qualitative approach to psychology. After a brief introduction to IPA, the paper outlines
Interpretative phenomenological analysis.
The aim of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is to explore in detail how participants are making sense of their personal and social world, and the main currency for an IPA study is the
Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methods
Book synopsis: Undertaking qualitative research in psychology can seem like a daunting and complex process, especially when it comes to selecting the most appropriate approach for your project or
Evaluating the contribution of interpretative phenomenological analysis
Abstract This paper presents the results of a review of studies employing interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) obtained from three of the major databases: web of science, medline and
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and the New Genetics
The article examines some of the important issues for health psychologists that arise following advances in new genetic technologies and introduces the articles in this special issue of IPA.
Hermeneutics, human sciences and health: linking theory and practice
This paper considers the relationship between hermeneutic theory and qualitative empirical research in the human sciences. I suggest that the human sciences can offer a useful crucible for thinking