MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies

MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies

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With thorough coverage of the most important research schemata, this book represents the most comprehensive material on research in music education that has been published. The top researchers in the fields present an up-to-date and exhaustive guide to music education research that belongs on the shelves of every student and instructor in music education. Sponsored by the National Association of Music Education (MENC), this book provides the most thorough coverage to date of such topics as: the role of research in music education; philosophical method; qualitative research; quantitative research; historical methods; and assessment and its relationship to research. This collection will prove essential for students and scholars of music more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 24 line drawings
  • 0195189450
  • 9780195189452

Table of contents

1. Toward a Philosophical Foundation for Music Education Research; 2. Maintaining Quality in Research and Reporting; 3. Transforming Research in Music Education History; 4. Quantitative Analysis; 5. On Philosophical Method; 6. Assessment's Potential in Music Education; 7. Qualitative Research Methodology in Music Education; 8. Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Research and Music Education; 9. Trends in Data Acquisition and Knowledge Developmentshow more

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"The chapters of the MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies provide an excellent overview of various practices in the music education research community and solid ground for constructing methodological frameworks. This book is certain to become an essential reference text for music education researchers, a standard for research courses, and a well-used volume in individual and institutional libraries."--Sandra L. Stauffer, Arizona State University"Where was this text when my cohorts were in graduate school? This helpful and accessible handbook adds needed muscle to the body of music education research. It belongs in every scholar's library and every graduate curriculum. Considering the trend toward involving our best undergraduates in collaborative research, future leaders in our field now have an opportunity to acquire the kinds of early empirical grounding that only leaders like Reimer, Radocy, Colwell, Asmus, Richardson, Heller, and Jorgensen can provide."--Timothy Gerber, Professor of Music, The Ohio State Universityshow more

About Richard Colwell

Richard Colwell is Professor Emeritus of Music Education at the University of Illinois and the New England Conservatory of Music. He is the founding editor of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and the Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning. He is also a Guggenheim scholar and a member of MENC's Hall of more

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