Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) : a qualitative methodology of choice in healthcare research
Biggerstaff, Deborah and Thompson, Andrew R.. (2008) Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) : a qualitative methodology of choice in healthcare research. Qualitative Research in Psychology, Vol.5 (No.3). pp. 214-224. ISSN 1478-0887
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14780880802314304
This paper focuses on the teaching of the qualitative method, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), to healthcare professionals (HCPs). It introduces briefly the philosophical background of IPA and how it has been used within healthcare research, and then discusses the teaching of IPA to HCPs within received educational theory. Lastly, the paper describes how IPA has been taught to students/trainees in some specific healthcare professions (clinical psychology, medicine, nursing and related disciplines). In doing this, the paper demonstrates the essential simplicity, paradoxical complexity, and methodological rigour that IPA can offer as a research tool in understanding healthcare and illness from the patient or service user perspective.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medical care -- Research, Medical care -- Study and teaching, Qualitative research, Phenomenology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Qualitative Research in Psychology|
|Official Date:||July 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 214-224|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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