Music Therapy Research Methods

Subject 740-460 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
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On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two-hour seminar each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

Permission of coordinator

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: mIt is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Prof Denise Grocke
Subject Overview:

An overview of research methods used in the music therapy context, including quantitative two-group comparison, descriptive quantitative, quantitative case study, and qualitative designs (naturalistic, phenomenology, heuristic, narratives).


On the completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • critically analyse methods of research in music therapy
  • delineate criteria for quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • critically examine research designs and identify methodological flaws
  • discuss and debate current issues in music therapy research.

Two 1500-word assignments (100%).

Prescribed Texts: Music Therapy Research (B Wheeler (ed)), 2nd edn, Barcelona Publishers, 2005
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music

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