Introduction to the Interviews



The remainder of this book draws upon the detailed analysis of interviews with eclipse chasers using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). IPA is informed by the philosophy of Husserl and Heidegger, and was first outlined in psychology in the late 1980s by Jonathan Smith, a professor of psychology in the UK. In this approach, emphasis is placed on using a rigorous approach to researching subjective experiences.


Subjective Experience Totality Experience Phenomenological Approach Interview Participant Formal Qualification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical PsychologyQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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