14th November 2011 at 10:07 am #2954Keith CotterillMember
I am a third year PhD student in Cambridge, studying attitudes of entrepreneurs to failure in early stage technology ventures.
I am using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as a qualitative method in my research. It fits my personal view of the world, and represents the best way for me to study my subject of interest. I follow the late Jason Cope and his work in this area.
Anybody else out there doing this?23rd November 2011 at 8:13 pm #2957Donald NobbsParticipant
I hold a PhD from Fielding Graduate University (2011). I am familiar with hermeneutic phenomenology for I use it to explain how physicians, nurses and patients do touch on such matters in transforming medical practice; but alas, fail to take it to the proper level. So one source is my PhD entitled ‘Towards a theory of collective understanding: Rethinking the relationship between social integration and system integration for improving organizational practice” by Donald Nobbs (2011).
Also this dissertation will be hopefully published in a chapter for a book next year on establishing the important relationship of theory and practice (viz., organization practitioner practice). A book I have that is a set of chapters from recent graduates at Fielding is called Transformative Phenomenology by D. Rehorick & V. Bentz (2008) is available.
Hope this helps.24th November 2011 at 8:51 am #2956Keith CotterillMember
Thanks David – this link is much appreciated and I will follow it up. I’m entereing a phase of my PhD where I am deep in analysis of transcribed interviews and cannot see the wood for teh trees and other perspectives are exactly what I need now.
I hope your post-PhD expectations are being met and wish you well. Santa Barbara must be a great place to be. Regards, Keith.28th November 2011 at 8:02 am #2955Ahmad SalihParticipant
I am a third year DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) student at Walden University. I am using IPA to explore strategy implementation from a middle management perspective. I am glad to find someone using IPA within organizational studies. IPA is primarily used in psychology, particularly health psychology.
I am sure you have read Smith et al.’s (2009) IPA book. I also encourage you to join the IPA listserv (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipanalysis). It’s a great group of IPA researchers.
Keep in touch.
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