Getting Great Data - Introduction to IPA

Date and time
Thursday, 7 February 2019
09.30 - 16.30

Enterprise Centre
Bridge Street

This face to face interactive workshop is ideal for students, staff and industry researchers across all levels, with the aim to support those who wish to conduct postgraduate and PhD level research.

Course content:

The event will be hosted at the Enterprise Centre in Derby.

What is Interpretative phenomenological analysis?

Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an experiential qualitative approach to research in psychology and the human, health and social sciences. IPA has an idiographic focus, which means that it aims to offer insights into how a given person, in a given context, makes sense of a given phenomenon.

Aims, objectives and learning outcomes


9:30am Registration and tea/coffee 
10:00am Introductions and projects/stages  
10:30am IPA Epistemology & methodology  
10:30am Method: ‘Doing IPA’- Research questions. Developing interview questions.
11:15am Tea and coffee
11:30am Interview schedule design activity
12:30-1:15pm Lunch break
1:15pm Analysis 1
2:00-3:00pm Analysis 2
3:00pm Tea and coffee
3:30pm Analysis discussion
4:15pm Q&A
4:30pm Close


Dr Fiona Holland & Dr Jane Montague


The cost is £150 and includes all refreshments and lunch.

How to apply

In first instance, please complete the booking form below. You will then receive a link to make an online payment. Once your payment has been received your place will be confirmed via email. We suggest that until you receive your confirmation, you hold off making any transport arrangements or booking accommodation.


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