2011/12 Interpretativní fenomenologická analýza

Název kurzu: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Modul : kvalitativní

Kód: SOC932e, PSY027e

Vyučující: Jonathan Smith, Professor of Psychology, Birkbeck University of London

Kontaktní osoba: Kateřina Zábrodská, 43677(at)mail.muni.cz  - S veškerými dotazy se obracejte výhradně na kontaktní osobu.

Termín konání: výuka  23. – 27. dubna 2012

Vyučovací jazyk: angličtina


Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an approach for the detailed qualitative examination of lived experience. It has been developed by Jonathan Smith as a methodology in psychology but it is now used in a wide range of disciplines. Many researchers are now using IPA for their work. IPA is phenomenological in that it is concerned with trying to examine an experience as far as possible in its own terms. However IPA also recognises that this is an interpretative process both on the part of the researcher and the participant. IPA is an attempt to put a theoretical sensibility into practice. The key text on IPA is Smith, Flowers and Larkin (2000). However this course will not assume prior knowledge or reading.

This course will cover:

● theoretical underpinnings: phenomenology hermeneutics and idiography
● practical stages in using IPA: design, sampling, interviewing and other data collection methods, analysis, writing up
● relationship to other qualitative approaches: e.g. grounded theory and discourse analysis
● validity and quality: drawing on generic and specific ideas

The course will include lecture material, practical sessions and individual consultations. By the end of the course participants should be in a position to decide whether IPA is the best method for their work and have an idea how to set about using it.

SMITH, J.A., FLOWERS, P., LARKIN, M. (2009).  Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory Method and Research. London: Sage.