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PERF5600: Graduate Research Methods

This course is designed to prepare students for undertaking their own research projects in music. It will introduce and develop students' awareness of recent musical scholarship and research methodologies and equip students with skills to design and conduct research across a wide variety of musical topics. Students will begin exploration of the topic area that is the intended focus for their research during their degree. Students will situate their performance/composition research in the current field and present their research proposals to students and staff for discussion.

Code PERF5600
Academic unit Musicology
Credit points 6
MCGY5111 or MCGY5112

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

  • LO1. demonstrate music information search skills, and practise the most effective tools for locating information
  • LO2. critique and write about research literature
  • LO3. demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of methods of enquiry in music research
  • LO4. identify ethical considerations in research, and develop ethics applications
  • LO5. adopt responsible research practices in the collection, dissemination and storage of research data