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.
Publisher: Barcelona Publishers
Number of pages: 780
Dimensions: 297 x 216 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
"Ultimately, the book recognizes the gap between researchers and clinicians in music therapy and makes clear that consistent good quality research in this field is limited. It is hoped that books such as this will act as a platform for further reading; given the current need for applied music therapy research, the book is timely and will provide an important stepping-off point for those with a passion for developing the awareness of, and evidence base for, research in this sector".
- Rebecca Atkinson, Chiltern Music Therapy, Roehampton University