MUS 801 Music: Research Design and Methods

This is required course for the Doctoral Degree students to prepare them for the development and writing of a proposal for a Thesis. It assists students in utilization of their natural curiosity in selection of a topic for research. It provides guidance in planning research strategy, documentation of research data, and design of a defensible study. Also explores and analyzes examples of research from many different disciplines, development and use of computer-aided research and writing skills, and logical arguments techniques in stating and defending research data.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The student will have identified how to prepare and develop writing proposals for a research.
  • The student will have learned computer-aided research and writing skill in order to defend research data.
  • The student will have learned strategies and guidance in planning on how to eventually defend their written research.