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ERIC Number: EJ830082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Dance Pedagogy Case Studies: A Grounded Theory Approach to Analyzing Qualitative Data
Wilson, Margaret
Research in Dance Education, v10 n1 p3-16 Mar 2009
Combining traditional forms of research to fit unique populations contributes to understanding broad phenomena within the discipline of dance. This paper describes a methodological approach for understanding separate, but interrelated, case studies which illuminated a particular approach to teaching and learning about the body. In each case study the participants explored factual information about the body through movement using a somatic approach. A multi-case study design with ethnographic and phenomenologic lenses was used in the data collection; a grounded theory analytical process was used to understand the data. The specific procedures in a grounded theory methodology provide a rigorous yet productive means for developing a theoretical perspective from differing sources of data about how dancers come to "know" in their bodies. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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