Research Papers/Topics in Graduate Studies

A Contextual Study Of Brass Band Music Within The Peki-Kpando Area Of The Volta Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACTBrass band music forms a very important part of the musical culture of the Volta Region of Ghana. As a legacy of the activities from post-colonial Ghana, brass bands generally include European brass and percussion instruments with occasional addition of local drums and other exotic instruments of the tradition as a result of indigenization. The purpose of the study is to investigate the contextual use of brass bands in funerals, festivals and state functions in the Mid-Eweland of the ...

A Study Of Pain Behaviours In Postoperative Patients

ABSTRACTSarah R. Addison: A Study of Pain Behaviours in Postoperative PatientsThis study was designed to investigate behaviours whichappeared to be related to pain postoperatively of forty patientson the third and fourth day after major abdominal surgery andnurses' responses to such behaviours. The method employed toidentify and analyse these behaviours was that of participantobservation and of concurrently collecting, coding and analysingdata from the empirical situation.Two main categories ...