I spent a little while over this winter break expanding upon how I might use Shiny to help demonstrate and familiarize students with statistical concepts in music education research methods courses. In general, it seems to me that clear explanations are needed, practice examples are good, but “live” manipulable demos are really, really great. I… Read More Visualizing oneway ANOVA
A Festive Analysis It’s the holiday season and catchy tunes are in the air! Vince Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas stands out even among the many, many traditional favorites that appear on the radio these months. Offered here is an analysis of the tracks from this album using the data provided by Spotify… Read More Vince Guaraldi’s Music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
I made a toy! I made a fun little web app for visualizing some interesting things about sampling distributions and the standard error of a mean (pictured below). The app allows you to change parameters with the sliders on the left to see how sample size and standard deviation affect the standard error of a… Read More My First Data Visualization Toy
Because, really, what’s more comforting in the middle of winter than curling up with a great book on quantitative research design and/or statistical analysis! 🙂 This semester I have the pleasure of teaching a course on quantitative research methods for music education. In preparation for this class, I’ve been looking at all kinds of resources… Read More Research reads to keep you warm on cold winter nights
Are you a nerd looking for a good read? This is a quick post about the reading I’ve been lucky enough to squeeze in this summer, maybe your nerdy side will enjoy some of it too. It’s been a great summer of family time at home, trips to see friends and family afar, outdoor activity,… Read More Need summer reading ideas for nerds? Look no further!
I’m excited to report the publication of a recent article I wrote for the Music Educators Journal titled: “The future of music education: Continuing the dialogue about curricular reform” The heart of this article is captured in the opening quote: “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” Alfred… Read More The Future of Music Education: Continuing the Dialogue about Curricular Reform
Reasons to advocate: Inspiring stories The collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education at IU (see their blog!) recently participated in the music advocacy groundswell event (found here) by collecting stories from children about why music matters to them. They made efforts to contact public school teachers in the greater Bloomington area and… Read More Arts Ed: Reasons to Advocate and Levers to Pull