Is it possible to use interpretative phenomenological analysis in research with people who have intellectual disabilities?

Abstract

Background: This paper examines the appropriateness of using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) in research with people who have intellectual disabilities, focussing on quality. Methods: We conducted a systematic search to identify published studies. We assessed the quality of the studies using a bespoke framework, adapted from previous reviews, and articles on indicators of “good” IPA work. Results: Twenty-eight papers were reviewed. The studies were of varying quality: 6 (22%) papers were rated as “good” quality; 16 (57%) were “acceptable”, and 6 (21%) were “poor.” This ratio was comparable to that found in assessments of IPA papers in other domains, suggesting that issues of quality reflect researcher competence, rather than challenges with the population. Conclusions: IPA can be an appropriate methodology to use with people with intellectual disabilities. We encourage researchers to develop more detailed analyses, to provide more transparency about their sampling strategies, and more detail of the characteristics of their samples.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12605
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
College of Health & Life Sciences
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Rose, J, Malik, K, Hirata, E, Roughan, H, Aston, K, Larkin, M. Is it possible to use interpretative phenomenological analysis in research with people who have intellectual disabilities? J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2019; 00: 1– 11, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12605.  This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: intellectual disabilities,interpretative phenomenological analysis,learning disabilities,qualitative research,quality,Education,Developmental and Educational Psychology
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2019-04-29
Published Online Date: 2019-04-29
Accepted Date: 2019-04-02
Authors: Rose, John
Malik, Kulsoom
Hirata, Edward
Roughan, Harry
Aston, Kirsty
Larkin, Michael (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3304-7000)

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