Research Methods

Course code MUSI4402Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course will familiarise students with the diverse range of research methods relevant to the creative and performing arts. It will encompass an investigation of the philosophy and theories of knowledge creation to enable students to undertake research at an Honours level.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:
1. awareness of the diverse range of research methods relevant to the Music and the arts.
2. written and oral communication skills appropriate to a professional scholarly environment
3. the ability to select and argue a justification for appropriate methods to underpin their individual research project
4. a high level of analytical skills and research preparation skills as evidenced through the identification and use of appropriate research sources
ContentThis course will involve the critical analysis and evaluation of research methods relevant to music and the arts. Students will given access to relevant critical literature and a variety presentations, seminars and forums.
TransitionThe introduction of this course poses no transitional problems to existing students in the music Honours program.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIt is assumed that students entering the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program will have successfully completed a Bachelor of Music program (or equivalent), and attained an average credit grade in the major study relevant to their proposed Honours music specialisation.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Paper on research methods(approx. 6000 wds)
SeminarSeminar presentation with Written Summary 1000wds (approximately week 10)
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI4402