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    Evaluating the contribution of interpretative phenomenological analysis

    Smith, Jonathan A. (2011) Evaluating the contribution of interpretative phenomenological analysis. Health Psychology Review 5 (1), pp. 9-27. ISSN 1743-7199.

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    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 psychinfo. Between 1996 and 2008, 293 papers presenting empirical IPA studies were published. Trends over time are presented. This is followed by a categorisation of the content area of that corpus. The biggest specific area of research within IPA is illness experience, it forming the subject of nearly a quarter of the corpus. The paper then describes a guide for evaluating IPA research which is used to assess the illness experience papers. Detailed summaries are provided of the papers rated as good. These summaries describe the substantive findings as well as the markers of high quality. The paper finishes with a summary of core features of high-quality IPA work.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): interpretative phenomenological analysis, illness experience, qualitative, quality
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 12:27
    Last Modified: 09 May 2013 12:27


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