Chapter 3 of Performing Music Research explores the guiding principles which ethical codes are based. These can summarized as follows: people should not be harmed, nor their rights and dignity compromised, and research must be of scientific value and carried out with integrity. These issues must considered and addressed in earliest stages of research and in light the potential benefits of findings the research to society. The chapter reflects on philosophical underpinnings of ethical research and outlines the process whereby ethical approval is typically sought and obtained, with reference to selection codes of research ethics published by professional associations and regulatory bodies that guide and inform research activity.
Performing the poker face
Research investigating how stage behaviour and facial expressions affect judgements of performance quality.
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Waddell G & Williamon A (2017), Eye of the beholder: stage entrance behavior and facial expression affect continuous quality ratings in music performance, Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (513), 1-14 [DOI].
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