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    ‘Yes it is phenomenological’: a reply to Max Van Manen’s critique of interpretative phenomenological analysis

    Smith, Jonathan A. (2018) ‘Yes it is phenomenological’: a reply to Max Van Manen’s critique of interpretative phenomenological analysis. Qualitative Health Research , ISSN 1049-7323. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    In this paper I present a rebuttal of Max Van Manen’s (2017) critique of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Unfortunately Van Manen’s piece contains a series of misrepresentations of IPA and its history. Here I answer these misrepresentations and present IPA as subscribing, and contributing, to a broad and holistic phenomenology concerned with both pre-reflective and reflective domains of lived experience. I contend that IPA has much to offer to our understanding of the experience of health and illness where participants are spontaneously and actively engaged in making sense of the significant and unexpected things which happen to them.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Jonathan Smith
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 09:27
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 14:28
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23594

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