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Title: Evaluation processes in community music
Author: White, Victoria Elizabeth
ISNI:       0000 0004 2716 2931
Awarding Body: University of Winchester
Current Institution: University of Winchester
Date of Award: 2005
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This research presents a model of Evaluation Processes in Community Music from the perspective of a practising Community Musician. Using a frame of Action Research five case studies are set up and other data collected. These are analysed and a model is constructed which formulates the current practice of evaluation of the Action Researcher. Suggestions are made about how this model can be used to aid future evaluation in Community Music contexts. The introduction outlines the background and themes of this research. Chapter One explores the nature of the term 'community' and presents a working model of the processes of community creation. The parameters of the term 'Community Music' are discussed through a literature review and the researcher's knowledge of the field. Chapter Two discusses why an Action Research approach was chosen, and how certain strategies within this were used. Chapter Three introduces the five case studies and interrogates them in the light of the themes identified in Chapter One. Chapter Four gives two examples of how interview and discussion data have been analysed and again interrogates the data. In Chapter Five, the model is presented and the case studies are used to explore it. Research conclusions are also presented which bring together the model and the themes of the research. Chapter Six explores the implications of the model and suggests areas of further research.
Supervisor: Boyce-Tillman, June ; Floyd, Malcolm ; Silkstone, Francis Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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