Using interpretative phenomenological analysis in autism research.
Autism : the international journal of research and practice
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Howard, K., Katsos, N., & Gibson, J. (2019). Using interpretative phenomenological analysis in autism research.. Autism : the international journal of research and practice, 23 (7), 1871-1876. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361318823902
Abstract Qualitative studies within autism research are gaining prominence, yet there is little evidence about the usefulness of particular qualitative approaches in reflecting the perspectives and experiences of autistic participants. This short report serves to introduce interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) as one among a range of qualitative approaches to autism research. We argue that certain features of IPA, including its commitment to an equality of voice and researcher reflexivity, may help to illuminate the experiences of autistic individuals. The procedures of IPA are presented through the lens of ten studies into autistic people’s experiences, and a case is made for the suitability of this approach within qualitative autism research.
Humans, Reproducibility of Results, Autistic Disorder, Qualitative Research, Interviews as Topic
Arts and Humanities Research Council grant ‘Multilingualism Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies’ (MEITS) AH/N004671/1.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361318823902
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/289216