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Chapter 02

Doing research: a basic method for longer projects

This chapter gives advice on how to develop a method for doing research, and how research can be written up and presented. It focuses on longer writing projects such as theses and dissertations, but the processes it describes will also be useful for anyone undertaking less demanding writing tasks.

To see a sample from this chapter, click here.

Cross references from Music in Words

There are no specific cross references from Chapter 2.

Helpful external links

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online (DDM-online). This is an international bibliography of doctoral dissertations on music. It includes both completed doctorates and those that are in progress. The site is arranged so that it can be searched by period as well as by author; there is also a category of general and miscellaneous topics. One of the values of the site is that it allows prospective doctoral students to check what topics have already been the subject of investigation.

See also the links for Chapter 8.

Chapter bibliography

The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. Revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

See also the bibliography and links for Chapter 8.

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