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Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION

Significance of the Study

Need, Purpose and Significance of the Study

Summary of Methodology

Assumptions

Operational Definitions

Summary
 

Chapter 2 - LITERATURE REVIEW

Introduction to Literature Review

Bluegrass music in the contemporary music arena

Definition of Bluegrass Music: A Synthesis

Bluegrass music: Context

Bluegrass music: Content

Bluegrass music: Interaction

Bluegrass music: Structure

Comparative popularity of Bluegrass and other contemporary music genres

History of Bluegrass Music

The String Band Tradition

The Golden Age Of Radio

Bill Monroe And The Birth Of Bluegrass

Popular Culture and Stereotypes

Culture

Subculture and popular culture

Stereotype

Interaction of Culture, Subculture, Popular Culture, Stereotype and Music Preference56

The Invention of Appalachian Otherness

Synthesis and Rationale for study
 

Chapter 3 - METHODOLOGY

Overview of Design and Research Questions

Sampling Frame, Sample and Recruitment procedures

Instrumentation

Statistical Analysis

Descriptive univariate analysis

Inferential analysis

Procedures
 

Chapter 4 - FINDINGS

Sample Characteristics

Descriptive Univariate Statistics

Associations and Inferential Statistics

Summary
 

Chapter 5 - CONCLUSIONS

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

APPENDIX

Questionnaire
 

BIOGRAPHY OF Donald DePoy
 

LIST OF TABLES (too hard to format - not included in web pages)

Table 1 - Ethnicity of Respondents Reported by Frequency and percent

Table 2 - Percentages and Frequencies of Familiarity with the Ten Music Selections Presented in Section One

Table 3 - Mean, Standard Deviation and Rank for Reported Preference

Table 4 - Item analysis of Stereotypes for each Selection

Table 5 - Pearson Correlation Coefficients for Total  Familiarity, Total Tested Preference, Total Stereotype, Age, Motherís Education and Fatherís Education

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