Qualitative Data Such As Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

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Abstract Qualitative data such as Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) are under constant scrutiny by Quantitative researchers looking for legitimacy. Elliot et al., 1999, were able to provide this legitimacy by creating seven key guidelines; owning one’s perspective, situating the sample, grounding in examples, providing credibility checks, coherence, accomplishing general versus specific research tasks and resonating with the reader. Focus is given to these guidelines throughout the review of the above- titled paper to highlight how these can be applied. The article focuses on the phenomenon, anger, and the use of IPA to help understand this. The purposes of the article are to highlight how anger and other factors appear to…show more content…
Fischer, C, T,. Rennie, D, L,. 1999). Elliot et al. (1999) were such researchers, who were successful in creating seven key guidelines that can be utilised in any qualitative research. These guidelines are as follows, owning one’s perspective, situating the sample, grounding in examples, providing credibility checks, coherence, accomplishing general versus specific research tasks and resonating with the reader. Further detail will be discussed in relation to these guidelines during the following evaluation. Attention will also be paid to how these guidelines can be applied to IPA analysis. Main Body The article, Understanding feelings of anger using IPA (Smith & Eatough, 2006), has two key focus areas. Firstly is the use of IPA. Secondly is the understanding and interpretation of anger as experienced by the individual. Throughout the article, each section explains how the method, IPA is utilised. The purpose of the article is “to illuminate how …, anger, emotion-related feelings, thoughts and expressions appear to the individual” (Smith & Eatough, 2006). They argued that emotions are more often than not, world- focused and proposed that a holistic approach was required to fully understand this phenomenon. This was studied as a single sample, case study. Data was analysed using IPA with results showing anger
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