Journal article

Indigenous music therapy theory building through grounded theory research: The developing indigenous theory framework

Barbara Daveson, Clare O'Callaghan, Denise Grocke

ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

There are diverse understandings within music therapy about what constitutes theory. Also, there is debate about whether research methodology, developed outside of the field of music therapy, is able to support the development of music therapy theory that is indigenous to the profession. In this paper, a framework, called the developing indigenous theory (DIT) framework, which allows for the development of indigenous theory through the use of grounded theory research methodology, is presented. A new definition of indigenous music therapy theory is provided. Here, indigenous music therapy theory refers to knowledge emergent from music therapy relationships which are able to be plausibly gener..

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