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    Description'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 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 conducting IPA research. Extended worked examples from the authors' own studies in health, sexuality, psychological distress and identity illustrate the breadth and depth of IPA research. Each of the chapters also offers a guide to other good exemplars of IPA research in the designated area. The final section of the book considers how IPA connects with other contemporary qualitative approaches like discourse and narrative analysis and how it addresses issues to do with validity. The book is written in an accessible style and will be extremely useful to students and researchers in psychology and related disciplines in the health and social sciences.

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    Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
    Theory, Method and Research
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan A. Smith, By (author) Paul Flowers, By (author) Michael Larkin
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781412908344
    ISBN 10: 1412908345

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    LC classification: BF204.5 .S58 2009
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    Sage Publications Ltd
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    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    03 June 2009
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    Author Information
    Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. His main interests lie in the application of qualitative methods in psychology. He has edited a number of books in this area. He has also developed a particular qualitative approach, interpretative phenomenological analysis, and employed it in a wide range of research projects in psychology.
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    'I have been using this book since it was published - recommending it to undergraduate and postgraduate students both as the definitive account of the IPA approach and as an accessible introduction to experiential qualitative research more broadly. The chapters on designing an IPA study, collecting and analysing data, and writing up an IPA study in particular are excellent...This book remains an invaluable addition to the toolkit of resources for teachers and students of qualitative research, and I thoroughly recommend it to both' - Psychology: Learning and Teaching, Volume 9, Number 1
    Table of contents
    PART ONE: DOING IPA: Theory and Method The Theoretical Foundations of IPA Planning an IPA Research Study Collecting Data Analysis Writing up PART TWO: IPA RESEARCH Health and Illness Sex and Sexuality Psychological Distress Life Transitions and Identity PART THREE: CURRENT ISSUES FOR IPA Assessing Validity The Relationship between IPA and Other Approaches Conclusion and Reflections on Future Developments