Guide to Research in Music Education

ISBN-10: 0810852403

ISBN-13: 9780810852402

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $63.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Figures
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
Research Problem Indentification
Selecting a Research Problem
Definitions of Research
Research Concepts
Categories of Music-Education Research
Expansion of Degree Programs
Common Ways of Obtaining Research Topic Information
Selection of a Topic
The Scientific Method
Reflective Thinking
Initial Considerations in the Selection of Appropriate Literature
Formulating the Research Problem
Efficient Library Use
Obtaining Items from Other Libraries
Photocopying Materials
Resource Materials
Reference Materials for Music Education
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Writing the Research Proposal and the Research Document
The Research Process
The Research Proposal
Title
Problem Statement
Subproblems
Definition of Terms
Delimitations
Procedures
Need for the Study
Organization of the Study
Related Literature
Bibliography
Appendix
Vita
Research Document
What Was Done
What Was Found
What It Means
Epilogue
Other Concerns
Chapter and Other Headings
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
The Research Methodologies--Concepts and Techniques
Philosophical Inquiry: Concepts and Techniques
Purposes of Philosophical Inquiry
Realism as a Philosophical Basis for Research
The Philosophical Roots of Realism
Logical Positivism
Logic as a Tool in Philosophical Inquiry
Rationalism
Current Realist Philosophies of Science
A Middle Ground Continued: The Antirealist "Social Constructionists" in Science
Historical Relativism
Conclusions
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Aesthetic Inquiry: Concepts and Techniques
Four Approaches to Aesthetic Inquiry
Formalist
Psychological
Phenomenological
Institutionalism
The Aesthetic Object and the Art Object
Aesthetic Inquiry and Musical Significance
Leonard B. Meyer's Formalism
Edmund Husserl's Descriptive Phenomenology
The Phenomenological Reduction
A Phenomenological Account of Time
Martin Heidegger's Interpretive Phenomenology
An Eclectic Method for Aesthetic Inquiry into Music
Conclusions
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Qualitative Research: Concepts and Techniques
The Researcher as Instrument
Strategies for Field Research
Participant Observation
Interview
Key Informant Interviewing
Career or Life Histories
Surveys
Interview Techniques and Guidelines
Preparing for the Interview
Performing an Interview
Interview Guidelines to Remember
Data Analysis
Drawing Conclusions
Qualitative Evaluation
Conclusions
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Concepts of Quantifying Research Data
Variables
Independent and Dependent Variables
Populations and Samples
Sampling
Volunteers as a Sample
Matching Subjects
Random Assignment
Size of Sample
Scores and Observations: Measuring Variables
Types of Data
Tests
Norm-referenced Tests
Domain-referenced Tests
Standardized Tests
Validity
Reliability
Selecting Tests
Basic Statistics
Kinds of Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Measures of Relationships
Tests for Differences
Probability
Significant Differences
Summary
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Descriptive Research: Concepts and Techniques
Purposes of Descriptive Research
Kinds of Descriptive Research
Survey Studies
Relationship Studies
Significant Correlations
Development Studies
Combined Studies
Tools of Descriptive Research
Questionnaire
Objectives
Sampling
Developing the Items
Constructing the Questionnaire
Pretesting
The Cover Letter
Follow-ups
Delphi Technique
Opinionnaire
Interview
Rating Scale
Observation
Standardized Tests
Case Studies and Ethnographic Research
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research: Concepts and Techniques
Concepts of Experimental Research
Hypothesis
Validity
Internal Validity
External Validity
Experimental Designs
Pilot Study
True Experimental Designs
Quasi-Experimental Designs
Identification of Quasi-Experimental Designs
Factorial Designs
Inferential Statistics: Concepts
Parametric Tests
t-tests
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)
Multiple Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
Nonparametric Tests
Chi-Square
Mann-Whitney U-Test
Kruskal-Wallis Test
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Historical Research: Concepts and Techniques
Newer Historical Research Approaches
Narrative or Chronological History
Historical Research Procedures
Probability
Source Materials
Selection of Topic
Oral History
Historical Research Data Gathering
External Criticism or Authenticity
Internal Criticism or Credibility
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Music Education Research--a Glimpse Into the Future
What Does the Future Hold for Music-Education Research?
Problems for Review and Discussion
Supplementary Sources
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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