I have been exploring Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) as a research method for my dissertation. IPA's idiographic and inductive approach seems like a perfect match for studying personal digital archiving practices in everyday lives.
Interesting short articles about IPA:
Smith, J. A. (2004). Reflecting on the development of interpretative phenomenological analysis and its contribution to qualitative research in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 1(1), 39-54.
Larkin, M., Watts, S., & Clifton, E. (2006). Giving voice and making sense in interpretative phenomenological analysis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2), 102-120.