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ERIC Number: EJ1139078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
The Value of Collaborative Research before Independent Research in Undergraduate Music Education
Harney, Kristin
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n3 p65-76 Jun 2017
Increasing evidence points to the importance of undergraduate research in teacher education programs. Before undertaking independent research, it is essential that music education students gain exposure to a range of research skills and develop basic research competencies. In this study, I explored the influence of a semester-long collaborative research project on preservice music educators' perceptions concerning future independent research projects. Throughout the semester, I collected data on nine preservice music educators' perceptions. Additionally, I surveyed participants before and after the project. Participation in a collaborative research project focusing on exposure to research skills and guided practice applying those skills in meaningful, real-life situations appeared to have positively affected music education majors' perceptions of confidence, preparation, and enthusiasm concerning future independent research projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana
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