More than a year ago, I had the thought that I’d like to conduct a research study. I began “informally” gathering data and study participants. My topic was much more so for the sake of my own curiosity surrounding perfectionism in musical performance and whether or not, for other people as myself, the ability to learn non-musical tasks was affected.
Now I’d like to research range of movement in residents of skilled nursing facilities or assisted living facilities, and whether or not it is improved with use of specific music. There is much to read, I know.
Has anyone launched a study that might be more “informal” and likely not published like my first idea? How did it go?
Does anyone else actually want to publish (and doesn’t know where to start)?