Interpretative phenomenological analysis- a skill-based introductory workshop and update
23 August, 9:00 – 16:00
Paul Flowers, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Convener Expertise: Paul helped with the development of IPA and is co-author of the recently published second edition of ‘Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Theory, Method and Research’. SAGE. This is a full-day workshop
Background: IPA is now an established useful qualitative approach within European health psychology. In an attempt to enhance the quality of IPA studies those involved in the development of the approach have recently agreed to change the terms used to describe the analytic process. It is important for both new and older generations of health psychologists to understand IPA’s key terms and also to participate in attempts to ensure the high quality of IPA studies. This interactive workshop is intended to support these goals.
- a) Participants will develop an overview of conducting an IPA study and learn new terms to describe analytic steps (e.g., ‘experiential statement’; ‘personal experiential themes’ and ‘group experiential themes’): b) Participants will be taught and practice IPA interviewing skills to generate the best experiential data; c) Using examples, participants will be taught how to analyse data to generate ‘exploratory notes’, ‘experiential statements’, ‘personal experiential themes’ and ‘group experiential themes’; d) Using examples, participants will discuss issues of quality within IPA studies.
Activities: The workshop will be interactive and multi-staged with multiple opportunities to engage with other attendees. It will mix convenor-led dissemination, plenary discussion, small group work, peer-feedback and convenor feedback.
Description of the intended participants. The workshop will be useful for people:-i) conducting an IPA study for the first time; ii) already familiar with IPA yet uncertain about the new terminology used to describe the analytic process; iii) people in positions where they will be reviewing or editing IPA studies for publication or teaching IPA. Given the multi-cultural nature of the conference it is essential that attendees are fluent and confident in spoken English.
The maximum number of participants for the workshop. 25
Conflict of interest: The convener is co-author of ‘Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Theory, Method and Research’ Sage, London.
Using the Person-Based Approach to develop successful health behaviour change interventions
23 August, 13:00 – 16:00
Convenor and facilitators: Katherine Bradbury, Kate Morton, Laura Dennison, University of Southampton, UK
- Provide an overview of the steps involved in using the Person-Based Approach (PBA) throughout intervention development and implementation
- Demonstrate how to use the PBA alongside theory- and evidence-based approaches.
- Provide detailed examples of how the PBA has been applied to optimise a variety of health behaviour change interventions
- Provide opportunity to practice techniques from the PBA, with feedback from the team
The PBA provides a systematic methodology which can be used to optimise behaviour change interventions. This methodology has been shown to be successful in making interventions more engaging and overcome barriers to uptake and adherence. This workshop will equip users with a detailed understanding of how to use the PBA.
The workshop will begin with an overview of how the PBA can be used to plan and develop successful interventions, as well as to optimise interventions for implementation in real life settings.
We will then present detailed examples which showcase how the PBA is used throughout planning, optimisation and implementation, to maximise successful intervention outcomes. Demonstrations will include how the PBA can be used alongside theory- and evidence-based approaches to provide unique but complementary insights. A key challenge of intervention development is limited time. This workshop will therefore also demonstrate a PBA to rapid analysis of feedback from target users, which ensures efficient optimisation of behavioural interventions. The examples will include interventions which target patients and healthcare practitioners across a variety of health conditions (e.g. hypertension, infection control, cognitive decline, weight loss).
Delegates will be invited to:
- Share their experiences of intervention development/evaluation and partake in discussion on the application of the PBA to their own work.
- Try out several techniques from the PBA, with opportunity for discussion and feedback from facilitators.
Participants can be anyone interested in learning more about the PBA.
Up to 100 participants.
We have no conflicts of interest.
Challanges of teaching health psychology at Medical Universities. Interactive approch with scenarios.
23 August, 9:00 – 12:00
The workshop corresponds with the conference track „implementing health psychology into practice”
Conveyor and facillitator:
Dr Hab. Elżbieta Wesołowska, WSB University in Gdańsk (Poland), has obtained both her Ph.D and habilitation degree in psychology at Institute of Psychology of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Her scientific interests in health psychology are combined with 10 years of experience in teaching Health Psychology at English Division of Collegium Medicum at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland).
General idea of the workshop
Teaching psychology at medicine schools can be challenging due to students’ focus and interest in their major biomedical subjects. Biopsychosocial model of health and disease can be not only described but also illustrated in health psychology classes. The facilitator’s experience shows that the standard approach used in social science departments (relying on reading and discussing the resource materials) might be successfully enriched with interactive group activities. The activities are meant to prove the importance of health psychology for future doctors and increase their interest in the discipline.
Objectives of the workshop are:
- to address the problems that teachers of health psychology in medical schools may face,
- to provide practical suggestions how to teach health psychology showing its’ relevance to work in medical professions,
- to practice interpersonal skills useful for interactive health psychology classes,
- to provide participants with ready-to-use scenarios for health psychology teaching.
Activities: the workshop includes 5 interactive group activities with subsequent discussions („ball game”, „leg lift”, „building blocks”, „assembling puzzles”, „criminal story”). Each activity takes approximately 45 minutes.
EXAMPLE: the first activity starts with individual measurement of heart rate, then a ball game is palyed requiring mental tasks performance in public. After that the HR is measured again. and psychosocial mechanisms of stress are discussed. At the end of activity relaxation technique and the third measurement of HR are done.
The other group activities planned for the workshop also require group interactions and aim to illustrate (a) the interdependence of mental and physiological functions, (b) barriers of effective doctor-patient communication and (c) problems of human activities coordination and team work in medical settings.
Lectures, readers, educators, instructors of health psychology,
Anyone interested in psychological aspects of communication skills and team work.
The minimal number of participants- 5
The maximum number of participants- 30
Preregistration for fun, profit, and exploration
23 August, 9:00 – 12:00
Objectives: This workshop provides an accessible introduction to preregistration for all types of research in health psychology. We will first focus on why preregistration became popular and how it differs from registered reports. Then we will discuss the additional benefits of preregistration, as well as criticisms of the practice that have been voiced. We will also consider barriers one might encounter when attempting to preregister a study and how one might deal with them. Finally, we will introduce a number of preregistration forms. The primary objective is that participants will come away from the workshop with the skills and knowledge to create preregistrations of their own.
Activities: Participants will critically discuss two examples of preregistration forms. They will then create a draft preregistration using the form of their choice on the Open Science Framework.
Intended participants: Everybody is welcome. For participants to get the most fun and profit out of the workshop, they should bring along an idea for a study they would like to preregister.
Maximum number of participants: 30
Preregr for fun, profit, and adventure
23 August, 13:00 – 16:00
Objectives: This workshop covers new tools in the preregistration landscape, critical issues that must be considered when engaging in preregistration and the benefits and drawbacks of an infrastructure of centrally controlled preregistration forms. We then discuss a number of approaches to developing preregistration forms (e.g. delphi methods, scoping methods) and critically review existing preregistration forms. Finally, we will collaborate on designing a new preregistration form specifically for health psychology.
Activities: Participants will critically review existing preregistrations and then proceed to work on collaboratively building a new preregistration form.
Intended participants: Everybody is welcome.
Maximum number of participants: 30