A critical overview of interpretative phenomenological analysis: a contemporary qualitative research approach

Tuffour, Isaac (2017) A critical overview of interpretative phenomenological analysis: a contemporary qualitative research approach. Journal of Healthcare Communications, 2 (4). p. 52. ISSN 2472-1654

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Abstract

Context: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) has become a dominant qualitative research methodology in many academic disciplines. The desire to understand the theoretical underpinnings of this research approach is evident.
Objective: This paper is aimed at providing an overview and limitations of IPA. This paper will hopefully equip researchers when deciding on the appropriate research methodology to their research topic.
Methods: A range of literature on qualitative research approach and phenomenology is reviewed. The relevant literature on the theoretical underpinnings of IPA are examined.
Results: The article illuminates that IPA represents a highly useful methodology in providing a rich and nuance insight into the experiences of research participants.
Conclusion: IPA is a forward-looking research approach that adopts a flexible and versatile design to understand people’s experiences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Under License of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA); Phenomenology; Qualitative research
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Mental health nursing
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Isaac Tuffour
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 15:25
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 15:32
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4082

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