MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies
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 * Assessment and its relationship to research This collection will prove essential for students and scholars of music education.
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 154.9 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
- 09 Mar 2006
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 24 line drawings
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 Development
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 *
About Richard Colwell
Richard Colwell is Professor Emeritus of Music Education at the University of Illinois and Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan. 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.