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Title:The Development and Pilot Testing of a Knowledge Structure for the Systematic Management of Data About Music, Musicians, and Music Education
Author(s):Schouten, James Frederick, II
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Peters, G. David
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Music
Information Science
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to develop a structure for knowledge about music, musicians, and music education that will allow for the systematic management of data relevant to these areas.
Existing major (commercial) classifications and related subject heading and keyword lists currently in use for the systematic management of such data were identified, and the structure of this knowledge area implied in these classifications was ascertained. The structures of the knowledge about music, musicians, and music education used in previous research and related publications were also examined and added to the collection.
An all-inclusive Master Structure to systematically manage this type of data was then developed by combining the relevant portions of the previously-identified lists and indexes. Next, this Master Structure was demonstrated as an indexing and data management tool by classifying fifty articles, research reports, and recordings with the Structure.
Finally, the Master Structure was implemented within a computerized environment by placing the indexed articles, reports, and recordings into a computerized database and retrieving them with a program that reflected the Structure. Recommendations for further development and study included: (1) the Master Structure should be further developed in specificity through additional indexing of relevant materials; (2) additional testing of the Master Structure within a computerized environment should be conducted, and modifications should be effected where necessary; and ultimately (3) the Master Structure should be fully implemented as a research tool for use by all musicians, music teachers, and music researchers.
Issue Date:1988
Description:309 p.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8908832
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1988

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