Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research

Jonathan A. Smith, Paul Flowers, Michael Larkin

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Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is a qualitative research approach committed to the examination of how people make sense of their major life experiences. This text provides a detailed guide to conducting IPA research, presenting the theoretical underpinnings of the approach, a comprehensive overview of the stages of an IPA research project, and examples of high-quality IPA studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages240
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • phenomenology
  • psychological health
  • psychological distress


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