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Music Therapy Research: Third Edition

Author : Barbara L. & Kathleen M. Murphy Wheeler

Music Therapy Research: Third Edition
ISBN : 9781937440886
E-ISBN : 9781937440893


See below for corrections to the 3rd edition.

A greatly expanded, updated, and detailed description of objectivist and interpretivist research in music therapy, guided by the recommendations of a diverse group of experienced music therapists. The book begins with an introduction to the nature of music therapy research and its relation to theory and practice. Steps in doing research are then detailed, and the foundations and principles of objectivist and interpretivist paradigms are outlined. After methodological issues inherent in each paradigm are examined, individual chapters are provided for every type, method, and design of research that has been used in music therapy, all using the same outline. Finally, guidelines are given for reading, writing, and evaluating research.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Barbara L. Wheeler, Editor • Kathleen M. Murphy, Associate Editor

Foreword—Donald A. Hodges

Preface—Barbara L. Wheeler, Kathleen M. Murphy

UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of Music Therapy Research—Barbara L. Wheeler, Kenneth E. Bruscia
2. Music Therapy Research: A Historical Portrait—Theresa R. Merrill
3. The Relationship Between Research and Practice—Felicity A. Baker, Laurel Young
4. The Relationship Between Research and Theory—Dorit Amir, A. Blythe LaGasse, Barbara J. Crowe

UNIT TWO: PREPARATIONS

5. Developing a Topic—Alice-Ann Darrow
6. Reviewing the Literature—Elaine A. Abbott
7. Ethical Thinking in Music Therapy Research—Kathleen M. Murphy
8. Multicultural Considerations in Music Therapy Research—Seung-A Kim, Cochavit Elefant
9. Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research—Wendy L. Magee, Annie Heiderscheit
10. Funding Research—Katrina Skewes McFerran, Andrea Hunt

UNIT THREE: FOUNDATIONS AND PRINCIPLES

11. Epistemological Foundations of Objectivist and Interpretivist Research—James Hiller
12. Principles of Objectivist Research—Nicki S. Cohen
13. Principles of Interpretivist Research—Barbara L. Wheeler

UNIT FOUR: METHODOLOGICAL CONCERNS IN OBJECTIVIST RESEARCH

14. Overview of Measurement Issues in Objectivist Research—Eric G. Waldon
15. Measurement of Musical Responses—Jörg Fachner
16. Measurement of Clinical Events and Processes—Robert E. Krout
17. Potential Problems in Objectivist Research—Arthur P. Sullivan, John A. Sullivan
18. Introduction to Statistical Concepts—Anthony Meadows
19. Introduction to SPSS—Gene Ann Behrens

UNIT FIVE: METHODOLOGICAL CONCERNS IN INTERPRETIVIST RESEARCH

20. Data Collection in Interpretivist Research—Douglas R. Keith
21. Analysis and Interpretation of Musical Data in Interpretivist Research—Lars Ole Bonde
22. Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Data in Interpretivist Research—Lillian Eyre
23. Software Used in Data Analysis of Interpretivist Research—Felicity A. Baker

UNIT SIX: OBJECTIVIST DESIGNS

Single Subject and Small n Research
24. Objectivist Case Study Research—Hanne Mette Ridder, Jörg Fachner
25. AB, ABA, ABAB, and Other Withdrawal Designs—Jennifer D. Jones, Laura S. Brown
26. Multiple Baseline, Changing Criterion, and Multiple Treatment Designs—Jessica Napoles
Descriptive Research

27. Survey Research—Sandra L. Curtis
28. Correlation and Regression in Nonexperimental and Experimental Research—Claire M. Ghetti
29. Economic Analysis—Barbara A. Else
30. The Delphi Technique - Michael D. Cassity
31. Longitudinal Designs - Felicity A. Baker, Alison Ledger
Pre-Experimental Designs
32. One-Sample Designs—Jennifer D. Jones
Quasi-Experimental Designs
33. Static Group Comparison Designs—Shannon K. de l’Etoile
Experimental Designs
34. Parallel Group Designs—Michael J. Silverman
35. Crossover Designs—Darcy DeLoach, Barbara L. Wheeler, Kathleen M. Murphy
36. Factorial Designs—Cathy H. McKinney

UNIT SEVEN: INTERPRETIVIST DESIGNS

Natural Setting Approaches
37. Ethnographic Research—Brynjulf Stige, Alison Ledger
38. Naturalistic Inquiry—Carolyn Arnason
39. Action Research—Brynjulf Stige, Katrina Skewes McFerran
Phenomenology
40. Phenomenological Inquiry—Nancy A. Jackson
41. First-Person Research—Andrea McGraw Hunt
Meaning-Focused Approaches
42. Hermeneutic Inquiry—Joanne Loewy, Ann-Sofie Paulander
43. Critical Inquiries: Feminist Perspectives and Transformative Research—Randi Rolvsjord, Susan Hadley
44. Arts-Based Research—Michael Viega, Michele Forinash
45. Morphological Research—Eckhard Weymann, Rosemarie Tüpker
Language-Focused Approaches
46. Discourse Analysis—Brent C. Talbot
47. Qualitative Content Analysis—Claire M. Ghetti, Douglas R. Keith
48. Narrative Inquiry—Susan Hadley, Jane Edwards
Theoretical Approaches
49. Grounded Theory—Clare O’Callaghan
50. Personal Construct Psychology and the Repertory Grid Technique—Brian Abrams
51. Consensual Qualitative Research—Dong Min Kim
52. Thematic Analysis—Sarah Hoskyns
Case Approaches
53. Interpretivist Case Study Research—Kathleen M. Murphy

UNIT EIGHT: OTHER TYPES OF RESEARCH

Microanalysis
54. Microanalysis in Objectivist Research—Thomas Wosch, Jaakko Erkkilä
55. Microanalysis in Interpretivist Research—Gro Trondalen, Thomas Wosch
Mixed Methods Designs
56. Combining Interpretivist with Objectivist Methods in Explanatory Sequential Designs—Debra S. Burns, Meganne K. Masko
57. Combining Objectivist with Intepretivist Methods in Exploratory Sequential Designs—Wendy L. Magee
58. Mixing Interpretivist Methods—Michael L. Zanders
Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Synthesis
59. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Objectivist Research—Joke Bradt
60. Synthesis of Interpretivist Research—Anthony Meadows, Katherine Wimpenny
61. Synthesis of Mixed Methods Research—Anthony Meadows, Katherine Wimpenny
Historical Research
62. Historical Research in Music Therapy—Alan L. Solomon, William B. Davis
63. Interpretivist Historical Research—Susan Hadley
Philosophical Inquiry
64. Philosophical Inquiries—Brynjulf Stige, Roger Strand

UNIT NINE: EVALUATING, READING, WRITING, AND SUBMITTING MUSIC THERAPY RESEARCH

65. Evaluating Objectivist Research—Cathy H. McKinney
66. Evaluating Interpretivist Research—Brian Abrams
67. Reading, Writing, and Submitting Objectivist Research—Anthony Meadows
68. Reading, Writing, and Submitting Interpretivist Research—Susan C. Gardstrom
Glossary
Subject Index
Author Index

 

Corrections to the 3rd edition:

Chapter 2, Music Therapy Research: A Historical Portrait

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“disabilities studies”

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“in the mid-1900’s”

“since the mid-1900’s”

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“Therapy”

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Chapter 7, Ethical Thinking

p. 72, column 1, second paragraph under Research Method – DELETE: “Samples of questionnaires, tests, observation forms, and other documents for data collection are included in an appendix.”

Chapter 11, Epistemological Foundations

p. 107- column 1, sentence 1: replace the word "expedient" (wrong word) with "pertinent"

p. 108- column 2 – full paragraph 3, final sentence - change "context of origin" to "original context"

p. 110- column 2, second full paragraph, line 14+ - sentence: "Such is necessary in that not only are the data unique to the individual participants from which they were generated, but also the researcher, too, given......"  Delete the word "also"

Chapter 27, Survey Research

Page 323 in hard copy, column 2, 3rd full paragraph - lines 42-43 (8 and 9 from bottom), “Question-naires” is hyphenated (correctly) – but apparently this leads to a problem in the ebook. On 599/1407 in my ebook, there is a space instead of a hyphen “question naire” which should be corrected.

Chapter 66, Evaluating Interpretivist Research

Table 3. Integration (page 700)

 

Congruence

Comprehensibility

Aesthetic Depth

Formulation

Consistency between the researcher’s basic theoretical stance, as expressed in the purpose statement, and other components of the study

Degree to which the study is relevant, meaningful, and understandable to others, taking into consideration the multiple frames of reference involved in the study, and its potential scholarly contributions

Degree to which study purpose transcends concrete, material factuality alone, and the structural and expressive beauty of the ideas at the foundation of the study

Participation

Alignment between the choice of participants and research purpose; clarity of motives for including specific participants

Clarity of the rationale for the inclusion of participants

 

Coherent, creative, and aesthetically sensible process for selection of participants; process inspires, and is well prepared and responsive

Information

Data and data collection relevant to themes of the research, driven by consistent motives

 

 

Clarity of the basis for the identification of data, and the means of data collection

 

Consistency of data and data collection with aesthetic dimensions of the research; data collection methods and materials structurally consistent with the overarching aesthetic of the research

Analysis

Fidelity to research purpose; functional appropriateness of method

Clarity of the bases for data analysis methods; transparency of steps in the process of transformation from raw data to constructed results

Structural beauty and continuity in the researcher’s management of the data analysis process

Interpretation

Consistency between researcher’s theoretical stance and theoretical foundations of interpretations of findings

Clarity of researcher’s basis for arriving at interpretations of findings

Creativity; new insights; new ways of expressing and working with the phenomenon studied

 

Presentation

Degree to which the research report consistently conveys different aspects of the primary research purpose; degree to which any two sections are organized in a roughly parallel structure

Degree to which the essence of the findings are understandable; general investment in the writing; accessibility of language

Expressive beauty of the report; degree to which creative media are employed to convey purpose, method, process, data, findings, or conclusions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 68, Reading, Writing, and Submitting Interpretivist Research

The header for this chapter is incorrect – should be Reading, Writing, and Submitting Interpretivist Research

p. 720, column 1, paragraph 4, line 5 - change preformed to pre-formed

p. 721, column 1, first (partial) paragraph, line 5 - change submittal to submission

p. 729, column 1, 3rd full paragraph, line 6 - change submittal to submission

p. 726, column 1, second full paragraph, line 19 -  "Jackson and Gardstrom (2012), where" – change to  "Jackson and Gardstrom (2012), wherein"