I have been using this book since it was published - recommending it to undergraduate and postgraduate students both as the definitive account of the IPA approach and as an accessible introduction to experiential qualitative research more broadly. The chapters on designing an IPA study, collecting and analysing data, and writing up an IPA study in particular are excellent...This book remains an invaluable addition to the toolkit of resources for teachers and students of qualitative research, and I thoroughly recommend it to both.
An essential read for anyone choosing IPA as their methodology. Covers everything you could want to know
This is a fantastic resources for both undergraduate and post graduate students trying their hands at IPA. The three chapters on designing an IPA study, collecting and analysing data, and writing up an IPA study serve as a step-by step guide for those using it for the first time and revisiting. Super.
This is an important text and highly relevant for nursing students. The new edition includes additional information about the latest developments in IPA.
Perfect! The best book for teaching IPA
The 1st edition has been a sort of 'holy writ' in my students' (and my) work with IPA - an invaluable resource.
This second edition is likely to be no different. I think the significant changes / additions are these:
The quality measures chapter - very helpful in the contested area of 'quality' in qualitative research;
The introduction of the PET and GET terms as part of the analysis process; and
The extension of the use of examples of exemplary research.
key text for the curriculum
Really useful new edition
This is an excellent text that I would recommend to any student considering using an IPA methodology. It is a very accessible publication and the second edition is packed full of both theory and practice (and some new terminology).