Date and Time
20th Nov 2015 10:00 –– 20th Nov 2015 16:00
University of Stirling

Training Outline

This training is intended for doctoral students who would like to develop their thinking and skills in using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The training will take participants from the philosophical underpinning of IPA which informs the approach to the research, through the research design and data collection process, concluding with how IPA results might be presented and written up in a thesis. A variety of training formats will be used including small group exercises and practical skills development, to increase participants’ confidence when using this approach. There will be lots of time to ask questions about individual research projects and opportunities to gain experience and support from peers, with the intention of building ongoing support networks.

This is part 2 of the training, which is only available to those who took part in part 1 on 8 September. 

Part 2: Data analysis and validity in IPA projects

The second day of training, 20 November 2015, will focus on the key concepts and procedures required when using IPA in research projects. This will include the main approaches to analysis, as developed by Smith, Flowers and Larkin (2009), and will include practical exercises to develop skills. This will include using data transcripts to work through the various stages of analysis from initial coding to superordinate theme generation, and consideration of how IPA results might be presented in theses and publications. There will also be a focus on validity and quality assessment within IPA. 


Please note that participants at this course will need to organise their own lunch and refreshments. Breaks are longer to allow for this. 

The event will take place in the Cottrell Building, room 2B84, at the University of Stirling campus. 



To register for the event, please go to eventbrite

Last updated 23 Nov 2015 12:36pm