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In this paper, Kelley asks several research questions about the effects of music on creative writing, and then uses empirical research methods to answer those questions. The purpose of this assignment was for students to design a research study about writing and then conduct the research to answer their questions. The paper is organized like a social science research article, with a literature review, methods section, results, and discussion. The data that Kelley collected is fascinating and really shows the power of her research design and method. Her data yielded interesting results and conclusions that have implications for people interested in creative writing. She was also able to give some evidence for the, previously underinvestigated, “Mozart effect,” and thus was able to add her voice to a real academic conversation in the field of writing studies.
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Pugh, K. C.
"The Effect of Music on Creative Writing,"
The Idea of an Essay: Vol. 1
, Article 21.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/idea_of_an_essay/vol1/iss1/21