8. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in Mental Health and Psychotherapy Research
- David Harper2 and
- Andrew R. Thompson3
Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
How to Cite
Larkin, M. and Thompson, A. R. (2011) Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in Mental Health and Psychotherapy Research, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch8
University of East London (UEL), UK
University of Sheffield, UK
- Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
- Published Print: 8 JUL 2011
Print ISBN: 9780470663738
Online ISBN: 9781119973249
- methods, interpretative phenomenological analysis - in mental health and psychotherapy research;
- Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) - qualitative analysis, psychological interest;
- idiography and hermeneutic phenomenology - key conceptual touchstones for IPA;
- IPA, interpretative (aka hermeneutic) phenomenological epistemology;
- samples in IPA, homogeneous - participants, understanding the topic at hand;
- IPA, and verbatim transcript - first-person account;
- reflection on one's own preconceptions - ‘free’ or ‘open’ coding;
- IPA studies, and knowledge - in mental health field;
- systemic or multi-perspectival designs - future development of IPA, mental health
This chapter contains sections titled:
Description of the Method
Origins and Influences
What Kind of Research Questions Suit IPA?
What Kind of Data is Appropriate for IPA?
How Can IPA Involve Service Users and People from the Research Population Under Study?
A Step-by-Step Approach to Using IPA
How Might Studies Using This Method Relate to the Development of Mental Health Policy?