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MUED3629: Honours: Research in Music Education 1

The aims of this unit of study are to develop an understanding of music education research processes, and to identify research methods suitable for individual students' research topics. It examines a range of music education research paradigms which can broadly be categorised as qualitative and quantitative and introduces students to related research procedures. Readings and seminar activities are designed to facilitate students' critical analysis of research in terms of the relevant research methodologies. Students will also develop strategies for locating and reviewing literature pertaining to their fields of research interest. As an outcome of this unit, students will submit a preliminary literature review and preliminary research proposal.

Code MUED3629
Academic unit Music Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand a variety of research methods, concepts and research designs relevant to music education research
  • LO2. critically review literature and develop a literature review appropriate for their proposed research study
  • LO3. design research questions addressing a project of their choosing and create a preliminary plan with which to investigate these questions.