1. Introduction - Jonathan A. Smith 2. Conceptual foundations of qualitative psychology - Peter Ashworth 3. Interpretative phenomenological analysis - Jonathan A. Smith and Mike Osborn 4. Grounded theory - Kathy Charmaz 5. Narrative psychology - Michael Murray 6. Conversation analysis - Paul Drew 7. Discourse analysis - Carla Willig 8. Cooperative inquiry: an action research practice - Sarah Riley and Peter Reason 9. Focus groups - Sue Wilkinson 10. Thematic analysis - Victoria Clark, Virginia Braun, Nikki Hayfield 11. Choosing your approach - Michael Larkin 12. Demonstrating validity in qualitative psychology - Lucy Yardley
Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, UK where he leads the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research group. He has written many articles applying IPA to a range of areas in health, clinical and social psychology. He is co- author (with Paul Flowers and Michael Larkin) of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research (Sage, 2009). He also has a wider interest in qualitative psychology generally and has co-edited a number of books in the area.
What a delight to have the 3rd edition of this important book! Jonathan Smith makes available the wisdom of the most savvy scholars in the field, and they in turn, succeed in communicating with clarity and coherence. This is a vital contribution to the classroom, and to the future of qualitative inquiry in psychology.-- Kenneth J. Gergen, Senior Research Professor