In Statistics in Music Education Research, author Joshua Russell offers a new course book that explains the process of using a range of statistical analyses from inception to research design to data entry to final analysis using understandable descriptions and examples from extant music education research.
This book, the first on the topic for graduate students in music education courses, explores four main aspects of music education research: understanding logical concepts of statistical procedures and their outcomes; critiquing the use of different procedures in extant and developing research; applying the correct statistical model for not only any given dataset, but also the correct logic determining which model to employ; reporting the results of a given statistical procedure clearly and in a
way that provides adequate information for the reader to determine if the data analysis is accurate and interpretable. Written in a manner that neither intimidates nor condescends music educators in graduate school, Statistics in Music Education Research gives readers a functioning understanding of
the statistical procedure discussed in the chapter as well as the tools needed to identify the correctness of use and the ability to apply the statistical procedure in their own research. While it is written predominately for graduate students in music education courses, Statistics in Music Education Research will also help music education researchers and teachers of music educators gain a better understanding of how parametric statistics are employed and interpreted in the social
science field of music education.