Jonathan A. Smith, Paul Flowers, and Michael Larkin’s Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method, and Research is an accessible account of an emergent qualitative psychology methodology which has great potential for studying a variety of psychological areas as well as being applied to studies outside of the behavioral sciences. The authors avoid the complexity found in some texts on phenomenological inquiry and present a simple plan for conducting this style of research.
Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Ideography, Qualitative Research
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Chenail, R. J. (2009). Making Phenomenological Inquiry Accessible: A Review of Jonathan A. Smith, Paul Flowers, and Michael Larkin’s Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method, and Research. The Qualitative Report, 14(2), 156-160. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol14/iss2/15