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Collecting, Analyzing and Reporting Data

An Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education, Volume 2

Edited by Colleen Conway

Publication Date - 02 March 2020

ISBN: 9780190920937

192 pages
6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

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In a newly updated paperback release, Collecting, Analyzing, and Reporting Data considers an array of strategies for working with qualitative data in American music education. Observations, interviews, focus groups, document analysis and music-making as data reveal unique potential to inform the field of music education. The capabilities of digital technologies to collect and analyze data, as well as the challenges they present, are examined in the context of an increasingly digitized American society. Guidance is provided to the researcher to understand their role and the ethical landscape they navigate.

Collecting, Analyzing, and Reporting Data is the second 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.


  • Discusses a wide range of methods and strategies for working with and reporting qualitative data
  • Explores the challenges of collecting data in interviews, focus groups, classrooms and musical performances
  • Engages the problems and opportunities presented by digital technologies of data collection and analysis

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.


"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

    Colleen M. Conway

    1. Ethics and Qualitative Research in Music Education
    Judith M. Birk and Cynthia S. Shindledecker

    2. Collecting and Analyzing Observation of Music Teaching and Learning Data
    Margaret Schmidt

    3. Conducting and Analyzing Individual Interviews
    Kathryn Roulston

    4. Collecting and Analyzing Focus Group Data
    John Eros

    5. Collecting, Generating, and Analyzing Multimodal and Multimedia Data
    Evan S. Tobias

    6. Music-Making as Data: Collection and Analysis
    Kristen Pellegrino

    7. Software to Interrogate Qualitative Data in Music Education
    Peter R. Webster

    8. Changing the Conversation: Considering Quality in Music Education Qualitative Research
    Mitchell Robinson

    9. The Politics of Publication: Voices, Venues, and Ethics
    Mitchell Robinson

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