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Performing Music Research: Methods in Music Education, Psychology, and Performance Science

Aaron Williamon, Jane Ginsborg, Rosie Perkins, and George Waddell


Performing Music Research is a comprehensive guide to research in music performance. It reviews the knowledge and skills needed to critique existing studies in music education, psychology, and performance science, and to design and carry out new investigations. Methodological approaches are highlighted across the book in ways that help aspiring researchers bring precision to their research questions, select methods that are appropriate for addressing their questions, and apply those methods systematically and rigorously. Each chapter contains a study guide, comprising a chapter summary, a list ... More

Keywords: multistrategy methodology, music education, music psychology, qualitative methodology, quantitative methodology, performance science, research design, research method, research question, statistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714545
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198714545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron Williamon, author
Professor of Performance Science, Royal College of Music

Jane Ginsborg, author
Associate Director of Research, Royal Northern College of Music

Rosie Perkins, author
Reader in Performance Science, Royal College of Music