Taking Part In The Research

Musostudy is a PhD research project. The research to evaluate the effectiveness of Musostudy takes place over 2 academic years. 2019-2020 is Cycle 1 and 2020-2021 is Cycle 2.  Tutors will be recruited in the summer of 2019. Anyone who wishes to use the model will then be invited to online tutorials in September to prepare them to implement Musostudy into their classes at the start of academic year 2019-20. 

Tutors will be asked to develop, plan and implement their usual sessions based on the Musostudy format using the toolkit provided. The lessons plans and feedback on the session will form part of the research data. Tutors and their students will take part in short online surveys and be invited to an interview at the end of the year. 

Getting Started

The best place to start is by reading chapters 1 and 2 of the toolkit. Chapter 2 contains a Module Mapping activity which will identify how Musostudy can help you in your sessions. CLICK HERE to download the Module Map document referred to in chapter 2.

The Toolkit

Click on the toolkit icon to download a pdf of the up-to-date version of the Musostudy Research Handbook (Part 1 is the Toolkit, Part 2 is for the Research).


Keeping a journal of your reflections on using vital study is a vital part of the research data to assess Musostudy’s effectiveness. You may want to use the Word template or the quick online survey (linked below) or keep notes in written or audio form which you can email to me.


Online surveys for tutors and students

  • Left click on the QR codes to go to the survey.
  • Right click to download the QR code (to distribute to students in class).

Tutor Pre-cycle Survey

Tutor Mid-cycle Survey

Tutor End of cycle Survey

Student Pre-cycle Survey

Student Mid-cycle Survey

F4 Student
End of cycle Survey


Guides to gaining informed consent from students for their participation in the online surveys and to be present in videoed sessions are available:


The following forms contain the consent for for tutors to read and sign when taking part in the research. 


The following forms contain the consent for for students to read and sign when taking part in the research.