Activities per year
Abstract for publication in Wosch & Wigram (2007), chapter 2:
In the ethnographically informed approach to observational research one studies everyday settings, and seeks to understand actions and meanings in their social context (Silverman 1993; Wolcott 1990). This approach is a strong tool for investigating interactions of a more or less implicit character. Combined with video micro analysis, the ethnographic approach is, furthermore, very useful in recognising small indicators of communication and social interaction in music therapy with clients with severe communicative limitations. Especially with this client group, the method can be used to confirm or reject interpretations of the child's actions as being social attempts to take part in the interaction, even though these actions may seem vague, arbitrary or even ambivalent.
Because the method is suitable for describing what actually happens between client and therapist, it can also be used when the therapist, student or trainer wants to be aware of interactions taking place partly or fully outside of the therapist's awareness, either because they are taken for granted or because of "blind spots" in the way they are perceived. The following describes some selected relevant steps of analysis, illustrated by a case from my doctoral study on music therapy interactions with children with severe functional limitations, including children with autism (Holck 2002).
|Effective start/end date||01/01/2005 → 01/01/2008|
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- Music Therapy
- Observational Research Method
- Video Micro Analysis
Ulla Holck (Speaker)15 Aug 2007 → 19 Aug 2007
Activity: Talks and presentations › Talks and presentations in private or public companiesFile
Holck, U., 2007, 7th European Music Therapy Congress: Dialogues in Music Therapy. Vink, A. (ed.). The Dutch Associations of Music Therapy, p. 61 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Conference abstract in proceeding › Research
Holck, U., 2007, Microanalysis in Music Therapy: Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researchers, Educators and Students. Wosch, T. & Wigram, T. (eds.). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 29-40 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research
Holck, U., 2005. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journal › Conference abstract for conference › Research