20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module lays the foundation for you to be able to research a music-psychological topic using psychological research methods and consider its relevance for musical life and the music profession. You'll work on developing skills in psychological research approaches, through teaching that is problem-based, meaning that you will work on research design and data collection methods to tackle an issue or problem that may be encountered in musical contexts. A combination of methods is considered including qualitative and quantitative data collection, reflection, observation and literature research. Included problems may relate to musical development, psychology of performance, and music engagement.

Staff Contact: TIMMERS RENEE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK