Core Module Information
Module title: Contextual Studies: Research in Music

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09159
Module leader: Dave Hook
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will consolidate and enhance your critical thinking, analytic and communication skills through exploration and application of research methods and related ethical considerations. Lectures and/or workshops will explore case studies in research, utilising methods that include: ethnography, autoethnography, musicology, sociological theory, cultural studies, material cultures, documentary, and mixed methods. Further consideration of resources in research will be explored through literary review and data analysis. You will be encouraged to apply research methods in the conception and completion of a small research project that you will propose with consideration of your individual interests. Areas of research exploration may include, but are not limited to, music pedagogies, cultures, advancements and communities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on application of research methods in contexts of music related outputs
LO2: Analyse and evaluate literary and data sources contributing to research
LO3: Conceptualise and realise methodologies in a research capacity
LO4: Realise a research output through synthesis and application of research method(s).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dave Hook
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Online Guided independent study 12
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 100 1, 2, 3, 4 32 , WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contextual Studies: Research in Music