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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE6788

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-08-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: required for MA in Music Ed. GC Approved. 4/21/16 To SCNS. Apprd eff 8/1/16. SCNS changed number from 6787 to 6788 Eff 8/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5214 2015-04-09
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 240200
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Victor Fung 42311

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUE 6788 Research Data Collection in Music Education

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Res Data Collection Music Ed
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 100


    MUE6787- Research Design and Methods in Music Education


    Course Description

    This course is designed to assist the student in developing research skills focused upon data collection and analysis of data in music education.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    All students in the MA in Music Education program will 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.)

    PhD in music education.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course should help you develop the ability to:

    1.Read and critically evaluate selected scholarly articles for data collection and

    analysis techniques.

    2.Lead, and contribute to, discussions on reading materials and relevant topics.

    3.Collect data using established procedures and appropriate research practices.

    4.Analyze data using the appropriate statistical analysis.

    5.Know and understand IRB procedures and ethical concerns regarding data

    collection and storage.

    6.Present your data using APA style in a research report.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    1.Critically evaluate scholarly articles.

    2. Contribute to discussions regarding data collection in music education research.

    3. Collect data using established procedures and appropriate research practices.

    4. Analyze data using the appropriate statistical analysis.

    5. Understand IRB procedures and ethical concerns regarding data

    collection and storage.

    6.Present data using APA style in research reports.

    C. Major Topics

    Research, data collection, data analysis, statistical analysis, IRB procedures, ethical concerns in music education research, APA style

    D. Textbooks

    Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R. & Hedges, L.V. (2012). Research methods and methodologies in education. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. ISBN:


    American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: author.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Selections from:

    Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R. & Hedges, L.V. (2012). Research methods and methodologies in education. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. ISBN:


    American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: author.

    No other purchases.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    A. Contributions to online discussions /Article Critiques (2% x 15) 30%

    B. Data Analysis Assignments (5% x 4) 20%

    C. Quizzes (5% X 4) 20%

    D. Methods/Results Paper and Presentation (30%) 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    A. Contributions to online discussions/Article Critique Presentations: 30%

    You will be expected to respond twice each week to online discussion board

    posts (answer and comment or question for a colleague). You will also be

    responsible for critiquing articles by describing their strengths and

    weaknesses. Your contributions to the class discussions will contribute to a

    better understanding of what comprises a strong literature review.

    B. Data Analysis Assignments: 20%

    Throughout the semester, you will be expected to complete data analysis

    assignments that demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of how to

    analyze data collected.

    C. Quizzes: 20%

    Four quizzes will be administered periodically throughout the semester to

    ensure that you understand the skills and concepts presented in the readings.

    D. Methods and Results Paper and Presentation: 30%

    Collect data on a research project, analyze, and present the data to the class

    in a presentation. You must also submit a seven-page paper that discusses

    your methodology and your results of your project. The topic of the paper

    shall be discussed with the instructor at the beginning of the semester. I look

    forward to helping you find a project that best fits your career path and

    music teaching interests.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    There are no make-ups for online discussions or the final paper. Discussions

    posted late will receive zero point, and late papers will receive a 5% reduction

    in the final grade per each day being late. The final paper will not be accepted

    if overdue by more than seven days.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA in Music Education

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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