Music Education Research Methods 1 (MUED5008)


The aims of this unit of study are to develop an understanding of music education research processes, and to identify research methods suitable for individual students' research topics. In this unit of study, students examine a range of music education research paradigms which can broadly be categorised as qualitative or quantitative, and are introduced to related research procedures. Readings and seminar activities are designed to facilitate students' critical analysis of research in terms of the relevant research methods. Students will also develop strategies for locating and reviewing literature pertaining to their fields of research interest. At the culmination of this course, students will submit a preliminary literature review and preliminary proposal as the initial phase in the preparation of their research.

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2hr seminar/wk


Continual assessment and individual task assessment; literature review (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.