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A critical evaluation of the use of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) in health psychology

Brocki, Joanna and Wearden, Alison (2006) A critical evaluation of the use of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) in health psychology. Psychology and Health, 21 (1). pp. 87-108. ISSN 0887-0446

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    Abstract

    With the burgeoning use of qualitative methods in health research, criteria for judging their value
    become increasingly necessary. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is a distinctive
    approach to conducting qualitative research being used with increasing frequency in published
    studies. A systematic literature review was undertaken to identify published papers in the area of health psychology employing IPA. A total of 52 articles are reviewed here in terms of the
    following: methods of data collection, sampling, assessing wider applicability of research and
    adherence to the theoretical foundations and procedures of IPA. IPA seems applicable and useful
    in a wide variety of research topics. The lack of attention sometimes afforded to the interpretative
    facet of the approach is discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Written in maiden name of Dr. Brooks, Brocki
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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    Depositing User: Joanna Brooks
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 14:53
    Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 09:22
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/10368

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