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Approaches to Qualitative Research

An Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education, Volume 1

Edited by Colleen Conway

Publication Date - March 2020

ISBN: 9780190920890

240 pages
Paperback
6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $27.95

Description

In this newly updated collection, a diverse roster of scholars place qualitative research in music education into its historical context, while providing readers with epistemological foundations and theoretical frameworks that can be applied to a range of teaching and learning contexts. Ethnography, phenomenology, case study, narrative, and practitioner inquiry are explored, as well as the emergence of mixed methods research in music education, rounding out a comprehensive overview of these qualitative research practices. Filled with cogent and practical insights from wide-ranging theoretical discourses, Approaches to Qualitative Research is a go-to guidebook for beginning research students and advanced practitioners alike.

Approaches to Qualitative Research is the first of three paperback volumes derived from the original Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education, which outlines the history of qualitative research in music education and explores the contemporary use of qualitative approaches in examining issues related to music teaching and learning.

Features

  • Places qualitative research in music education into its historical and social context
  • Provides readers with theoretical frameworks and definitions to aid the practice of qualitative research
  • Offers cogent and practical insights from sociology, anthropology, psychology and history of education methodologies
  • Ideal foundational text for an introductory course on qualitative research in music education

About the Author(s)

Colleen M. Conway is Professor of Music Education at The University of Michigan, where she works with both undergraduate and graduate students. She has published over 100 research articles in music education on the topics of mentoring, professional development, teacher education, qualitative research, curriculum and assessment. Conway serves as the Editor in Chief of Arts Education Policy Review.

Reviews

"Together, these three superb volumes are thorough, diverse, accessible, erudite, and thought-provoking — in short, a very welcome addition to my library." -- Hollis Taylor, Violinist, composer, alternative styles reviewer and ornithologist. An Australia Research Council Future Fellow at Macquarie University, Australian Strings Association

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Colleen M. Conway

    1. Qualitative Research in Music Education: Concepts, Goals, and Characteristics
    Koji Matsunobu and Liora Bresler

    2. History of Qualitative Research in American Music Education
    Colleen M. Conway and Chad West

    3. Epistemology and Qualitative Research in Music Education
    Randall Everett Allsup

    4. Paradigms and Theories: Framing Qualitative Research in Music Education
    John W. Scheib

    5. Case Study in Music Education
    Janet R. Barrett

    6. Doing Ethnography in Music Education
    Patti J. Krueger

    7. Phenomenological Research in Music Education
    Ryan M. Hourigan and Scott N. Edgar

    8. Narrative Inquiry and the Uses of Narrative in Music Education Research
    Sandra L. Stauffer

    9. Practitioner Inquiry
    Janet Robbins

    10. Mixed Methods Research in Music Education
    Kate R. Fitzpatrick

    11. Future Possibilities for Qualitative Research in Music Education
    Janet R. Barrett

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