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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE7490

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-26
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1829 2005-09-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 2402-000-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    David A. Williams 42331

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUE 7490 Qualitative Methods in Music Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Qual Meth in Mus Ed
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    This course is designed to acquaint students with foundations, methods, and applications of qualitative research in education and music education.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Presently the Ph.D. program in music education does not offer a course in the area of qualitative reserach. Students in this program only receive course work in stats and quantitative research methods.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course will become one of six courses in the degree specialization from which students must take five. There is good reason to believe most students would take this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in music education. Background experience with qualitative research.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    During the course students will learn to:

    - describe the historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of qualitative inquiry

    -be able to contrast and compare characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research

    -understand research ethics

    - complete a human subjects research IRB application form

    - describe different methodologies for qualitative research

    - define specific research topics in music education

    - describe and critique examples of qualitative research from the literature

    - develop and conduct a qualitative research project on a topic relevant to music education

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this course, students will be able to ethically develop and conduct qualitative research on topics relevant to music education. They will also be able to read, understand and critique published reports of qualitative research in the field.

    C. Major Topics

    Week 1 Nature and Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry

    Week 2 Theoretical Orientations

    Week 3 Qualitative Applications

    Week 4 Designing Qualitative Studies

    Week 5 Fieldwork Strategies and Observation Methods

    Week 6 Summary Presentations

    Week 7 Summary Presentations

    Week 8 Qualitative Interviewing

    Week 9 Qualitative Analysis

    Week 10 Qualitative Interpretation

    Week 11 Quality and Credibility of Analysis

    Week 12 Quality and Credibility of Analysis

    Week 13 Final Project Presentations

    Week 14 Final Project Presentations

    D. Textbooks

    Robert C. Bogdan, & Sari K. Biklen (1998). Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theory and Methods (4th Edition). Allyn and Bacon.

    Andrea K. Milinki (1999). Cases in Qualitative Research. Pyrczak.

    John Creswell (1997). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions. SAGE

    Michael Quinn Patton (2002). Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods (3rd Edition). Sage.

    Supplemental readings and standardized test materials also will be put on reserve in the music library or presented in class.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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