Quality for your IPA study reference list
Early references with the ‘back story’ and debate around quality in qualitative research:
Elliott, R., Fischer, C.T., & Rennie, D.L. (1999). Evolving guidelines for publication of qualitative research studies in psychology and related fields. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38, 215-229.
Elliott, R., Fischer, C.T., & Rennie, D.L. (2000). Also against methodolatry: A reply to Reicher. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39, 7-10.
Meyrick, J. (2006). What is good qualitative research? A first step towards a comprehensive approach to judging rigour/quality. Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 799-808.
Morrow, S.L. (2005). Quality and trustworthiness in qualitative research in counselling psychology. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 250-260.
Reicher, S. (2000). Against methodolatry: Some comments on Elliott, Fischer and Rennie. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39, 1-6.
Smith, J.A. (2003). Validity and qualitative psychology. In J.A. Smith (Ed.), Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methods. (pp.232-235). London: Sage.
More recent plus up-to-date IPA specific material:
Levitt, H.M., Creswell, J.W., Josselson, R., Bamberg, M., Frost, D.M., & Suarez-Orozco, C. (2018). Journal article reporting standards for qualitative primary, qualitative meta-analytic, and mixed-methods research in psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board task for report. American Psychologist, 73(1), 26-46.
Nizza, I.E., Farr, J., & Smith, J.A. (2021). Achieving excellence in interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA): Four markers of high quality. Qualitative Research in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2020.1854404
Smith, J.A. (2011a). Evaluating the contribution of interpretative phenomenological analysis. Health Psychology Review, 5, 9-27.
Smith, J.A. (2011b). Evaluating the contribution of interpretative phenomenological analysis: a reply to the commentaries and further development of criteria. Health Psychology Review, 5, 55-61.
Smith, J.A., Flowers, P. and Larkin, M. (2009) Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method, Research. London: Sage.
Smith, J.A., Flowers, P. & Larkin, M. (2022). Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method, Research (2nd ed.). London: Sage
Spencer, L., and Ritchie, J. (2012). In pursuit of quality. In D. Harper & A.R. Thompson (Eds.), Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy. (pp. 227-242). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell
Yardley, L. (2000). Dilemmas in qualitative research. Psychology and Health, 15, 215-228.
Yardley, L. (2015). Demonstrating validity in qualitative psychology. In J.A. Smith (Ed.), Qualitative psychology: A practical guide to research methods. (3rd ed., pp.257-272). London: Sage Publications.