Some Challenges of Practice Based/Centred Enquiry

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 11)


Finding a methodological approach within which to work is not straightforward for practitioner-researchers engaged in practice centred enquiry. These enquiries typically have a qualitative orientation, sometimes centred on a small sample of participants, allowing for an in-depth analysis of particular cases and interactions rather than a general analysis of populations. These projects tend to result in knowledge that is useful for other practitioners and in the researchers’ enhancement of their own reflectivity skills-set. Authors of such projects also become practitioners with increased sensitivity and understanding of how research knowledge is produced and reported. This chapter focuses on these issues within the context of music education research.


Research approach Dissemination Practice-centred research 



Special thanks to the staff and students at the Superior School of Music of Catalonia where the Fig. 9.1 photo was taken.


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  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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