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Descriptive Research in Music, MUS 5722

Guide to resources for Descriptive Research in Music

Why is this important?

How do we measure the relative importance of an idea, an author, an article, a book, a study? One of the ways we measure it has to do with how many times that particular notion is cited. For example, here's a screenshot of a Google Scholar search for Dr. Van Weelden:

Now, let's take a look at whose work Dr. Van Weelden cites:

When reviewing the literature, be sure to follow the thread -- what is the author building on, and who is building on the work you are currently reviewing?

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