Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

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David Aldridge
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 29, 2004 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Research and clinical work are often perceived as opposites in the field of music therapy. This book shows, for the first time, how these two areas of work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and practitioner in the field, and the book covers a wide spectrum of approaches within different settings. Beginning with methodological and musicological approaches to case studies, the book then moves on to more specific topics such as the use of case studies in an interactive play setting and in music therapy with the elderly. Later chapters explore theoretical aspects, looking at a worked example of music and progressive change during therapy, and how case study designs can be used in practice. A must for all professionals working and studying within the music therapy area, this is also an informative and useful book for health researchers.
 

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Contents

The Reflective Inquirer in an Ecology of Ideas
9
2 Therapeutic Narrative Analysis as a Narrative Case Study Approach
31
3 How Wonderful That Ive Been Born Otherwise You Would Have Missed Me Very Much
53
4 Song Creations by Children with Cancer Process and Meaning
67
5 A Case Study in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music BMGIM
97
6 The Use of Single Case Designs in an Interactive Play Setting
119
7 The Use of Single Case Designs in Testing a Specific Hypothesis
145
Testing Hypotheses as a Series of Case Studies
163
Complementary Data as a Rich Approach to Understanding Communication
191
10 Cannabis Brain Physiology Changes in States of Consciousness and Music Perception
211
11 Guidelines for Case Study Design Research in Music Therapy
235
REFERENCES
257
BIBLIOGRAPHY
273
SUBJECT INDEX
281
AUTHOR INDEX
286
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Page 11 - A case study is an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context, especially when the boundaries between phenomenon and context are not clearly evident.
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Page 29 - ... thought he knew what an elephant was. When they returned to the city, groups of people gathered around, each anxious to learn the experiences of those who had touched the elephant. They asked about its shape and were told by the man whose hand had reached an ear that an elephant is a large, rough thing, wide and broad, like a rug.

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About the author (2004)

David Aldridge is the author of a number of books within related fields such as Spirituality, Healing and Medicine: Return to the Silence and Music Therapy Research and Practice in Medicine, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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