Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effects of instruction on the singing ability of children ages 5 - 11: A meta-analysis
by Svec, Christina L., Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2015, 200; 10034412
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the meta-analysis was to address the varied and somewhat stratified study results within the area of singing ability and instruction by statistically summarizing the data of related studies. An analysis yielded a small overall mean effect size for instruction across 34 studies, 433 unique effects, and 5,497 participants ranging in age from 5- to 11-years old (g = 0.43). The largest overall study effect size across categorical variables included the effects of same and different discrimination techniques on mean score gains. The largest overall effect size across categorical moderator variables included research design: Pretest-posttest 1 group design. Overall mean effects by primary moderator variable ranged from trivial to moderate. Feedback yielded the largest effect regarding teaching condition, 8-year-old children yielded the largest effect regarding age, girls yielded the largest effect regarding gender, the Boardman assessment measure yielded the largest effect regarding measurement instrument, and song accuracy yielded the largest effect regarding measured task. Conclusions address implications for teaching, research pedagogy, and research practice within the field of music education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rohwer, Debbie
Commitee:
School: University of North Texas
Department: Music Education
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 77/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music education
Keywords: Singing ability, Singing accuracy, Vocal development
Publication Number: 10034412
ISBN: 9781339537030
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