A list of books helpful for conducting research in music education
Bernard, H. R. (2006). Research methods in anthropology: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.
Bloomberg, L. D., & Volpe, M. (2008). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A roadmap from beginning to end. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Cresswell, J. (2009). Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches (third edition). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2005). Introduction: The discipline and practice of qualitative research. In Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (Ed.), The sage handbook of qualitative research (3rd ed.) (pp. 1-33). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
LeCompte, M. D., & Preissle, J. (1993). Ethnography and qualitative design in educational research (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Academic Press, Inc.
LeCompte, M. D., & Schensul, J. J. (2010). Designing & conducting ethnographic research (2nd ed.). Estover Road, Plymouth: AltaMira Press.
Manen, M. V. (1997). Researching lived experience: Human science for an action sensitive pedagogy (2nd ed.). London, ON: The Althouse Press.
Merriam, S. B. (1998). Qualitative research and case study applications in education (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research & evaluation methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rea, L. & Parker, R. (1997). Designing and conducting survey research: a comprehensive guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ridley, D. (2008). The Literature Review: A Step-by Step Guide for Students. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Seidman, I. (2006). Interviewing as qualitative research: A guide for researchers in education and the social sciences. New York: Teachers College Press.
Wiersma, W., & Jurs, S. G. (2005). Research methods in education: An introduction (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc.