Psychology Dept. Research Seminar - Prof. Clara Willig

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START DATE 24 January 2019
START TIME 04:00pm

BG09A Building 9, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 24 January 2019
END TIME 05:00pm

This event is part of the Psychology Department Research Seminar Series 2018-19 and is presented by Professor Clara Willig from City, University of London

Both Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) and Foucauldian Discourse Analysis (FDA) are widely used in qualitative psychology. IPA is primarily concerned with accessing the meaning and texture of experience whilst FDA focuses on mapping the discursive resources available to people as they talk about their experiences. This talk is concerned with the possibility of combining Foucauldian Discourse Analysis (FDA) and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) in a dual focus methodology. It will develop the argument that such a methodology provides us with the tools to examine the phenomenological repercussions of being positioned within dominant discourses.

By integrating elements from phenomenology and discourse analysis, dual focus methodology allows the researcher to examine the interplay between language, culture and experience, and to situate subjective experiences within their socio-cultural contexts. This talk will illustrate the application of dual focus methodology with reference to research conducted into the phenomenological repercussions of being positioned within dominant cancer discourses. This talk is aimed at anyone interested in psychology, especially qualitative research. Students are encouraged to attend. Attendance would benefit both undergraduate and postgraduate research students from psychology and related fields

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