Every picture tells a story: combining interpretative phenomenological analysis with visual research

Bartoli, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2804-9431, 2019. Every picture tells a story: combining interpretative phenomenological analysis with visual research. Qualitative Social Work. ISSN 1473-3250

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This article will present a methodological critique of the research process which combines participant generated imagery with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). This critique is based upon a research study which aimed to understand how social work practitioners experience their transition into first-line management. This study was particularly concerned with understanding feelings associated with role transitions within social work, as it is an under-researched area of practice. The data (verbal and visual) collected from the study was analysed using an adaptation of the IPA six-stage process. A rationale is provided to illustrate the synergy between the underlying principles of IPA as a research methodology and the social work profession, together with the need to adopt a nuanced and innovative approach through the utilisation of visual research methodology[. Limitations and possibilities associated with combining these two research approaches will be illustrated through a series of examples from the study. It will conclude that the synergy of research approaches contribute to a deeper understanding of lived experience.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Qualitative Social Work
Creators: Bartoli, A.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 10 July 2019
ISSN: 1473-3250
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 08 Aug 2019 07:47
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 07:47
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37188

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