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date: 30 November 2021

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Music therapy is a diverse field and music therapy research increasingly reflects that diversity. Many methods and approaches are used to examine the various facets of music therapy practice and theory. This chapter provides an overview of music therapy research, and provides basic information about how research is conducted in this field. Research methods in music therapy research are similar to those used in other healthcare disciplines. A range of methods are reviewed and presented including; experimental research and Randomized Controlled Trials, Participatory Action Research, Grounded Theory, and Phenomenological methods.

Keywords: music therapy, music therapy research, research methods in music therapy, music therapy evidence, medical music therapy

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