An Introduction to Scholarship in Music (Paperback)

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An Introduction to Scholarship in Music introduces students to methods and materials of musical scholarship as they are practiced in the United States today. The text exposes readers to diverse research methodologies in music, laying a foundation for their understanding of historical, philosophical, ethnomusicological, qualitative, descriptive, experimental, and behavior research modes of inquiry.

Opening chapters examine the use of the library and other sources to gain bibliographical control and evaluate sources; major questions and techniques of philosophical inquiry; and traditional techniques of discovering, editing, compiling, documenting, and annotating the music, composers, performers, and musical artifacts of the past. Additional chapters discuss current methods of ethnomusicology and qualitative research in music education; techniques for the systematic observation of musical events and behavior; and basic statistical concepts to help students better understand quantitative research reports. The closing chapter analyzes the process of isolating cause and effect relationships in music and presents applications of statistical and behavioral designs.

Designed to familiarize students with various modes of inquiry and research, An Introduction to Scholarship in Music is an exemplary resource for graduate-level courses and programs in music.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781793520524
ISBN-10: 1793520526
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2021
Pages: 178
Language: English