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This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply key principles in objectivist research within the field of music therapy. Students will learn about the most common research designs used within the field and explore the methods associated with each through detailed examples of specific projects. This subject deepens understandings about objectivist research through direct examples from the literature with key skills being developed and assessed.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should be able to:
- design an ethically sound research protocol relevant to music therapy practice that aims to answer research questions about effectiveness or characteristics of clinical practice;
- review and critique literature that identifies research needs and knowledge gaps and is used to inform the design of a research protocol;
- demonstrate understanding of the aims of objectivist research through the selection, design, and development of appropriate research methods;
- communicate the essentials of a complex process in a concise, accessible and engaging form.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Compare and contrast research perspectives from objective and reflexive research traditions relevant to music therapy;
- Be able to plan and execute a minor research project in music therapy.
Last updated: 6 December 2019