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ERIC Number: ED175463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Using an EXPER SIM (Experimental Simulation) Model in Teaching Graduate Research Courses in Music Education.
Abeles, Harold F.
EXPER SIM is a computer-based experimental simulation system which allows instructors to develop models of experiments in their discipline, as well as providing access to simulation developed by others. These simulations are used to provide students with an integrated research training experience without the problems which often accompany real data collection. Background information and an introduction to simulated research are provided; the student then receives a list of variables available for manipulation and available dependent variables, generates hypotheses based on possible relationships between these variables, and designs an experiment to test them. Output provided by EXPER SIM is analysed using SPSS statistical analysis programs, and students submit reports of their projects. Follow-up studies are designed, with each student submitting several reports during a semester. Initial analysis of student experiences suggests they have a better understanding of the research process than in previous semesters. Current projects at Indiana University-Bloomington involve the development of models for use in two graduate courses in music--Experimental Aesthetics and Music as a Reinforcer for Non-Music Behaviors. The model for the aesthetics course is described, and a sample of the input program is attached. (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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