Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

2nd Edition

Theory, Method and Research

Jonathan A. Smith; Paul Flowers; Michael Larkin
eISBN-13: 9781529780789

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Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is a qualitative research approach committed to the examination of how people make sense of their major life experiences. This text provides a detailed guide to conducting IPA research, presenting the theoretical underpinnings of the approach, a comprehensive overview of the stages of an IPA research project, and examples of high-quality IPA studies.


Extended worked examples from the authors′ own studies in health, psychological distress, and identity illustrate the breadth and depth of IPA research, making this book the definitive guide to IPA for students and researchers alike.


New to this edition:


-          A thoroughly updated chapter dedicated to analysis


-          An exemplary mini-study


-          Improved and updated terminology


-          A chapter discussing innovations in design, data collection, and collaboration


′It is not often I can use "accessible" and "phenomenology" in the same sentence, but reading the new book, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis…certainly provides me the occasion to do so. I can say this because these authors provide an engaging and clear introduction to a relatively new analytical approach′ - The Weekly Qualitative Report

ISBNs 9781529753790, 9781529753806, 1529780780, 9781529780789
Language English
Number of Pages 240
Edition 2nd