Undergraduate Course: Research Methods in Music (MUSI10066)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to the variety of research methods used in the study of music. These may include: transcription and editing from a number of different historical periods and from recordings; archival research; the use of fieldwork and interviewing techniques; empirical research methods and experimental design; researching music for performance and the writing of programme notes; guidance on the design and preparation of a dissertation, a creative portfolio or a performance.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least two semesters of courses in Music Theory and Music History (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||-Interview task - required but feedback given to class overall rather than assessed individually
-Live-music task (group task, group presentation and individual report):
~ Group presentation - 10%
~ Individual report 1000-1500 words - 20%.
-Musical object/event task: 2000 words - 40%.
-Interview report with critical commentary, 2000 words - 30%.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will have been given experience of:
- conducting independent research
- reflecting critically upon this research and on research methods more generally
- interrogating what "research" means in terms of the roles to be engaged in at level four
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||research methods music dissertation edition portfolio history composition performance recital
|Course organiser||Dr Annette Davison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2426
|Course secretary||Miss Annabelle Evans
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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