Exercise 3: Experience-based advice on managing the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis approach

Towards the end of Chapter 10 (in the section entitled ‘Superordinate theme 3: The end of a relationship’), Lesley Storey stresses the need to respect IPA’s phenomenological and idiographic commitments and she offers some advice about how to do that in practice.

In light of your experience of practising IPA in these exercises, what other advice would you give to someone who intends to use IPA in a qualitative study for the first time?