Book Review: An Introduction to Music Therapy Research


  • Lori Fogus Gooding Florida State University



music therapy research, objectivist, interpretivist


An Introduction to Music Therapy Research, edited by Barbara Wheeler and Kathleen Murphy, is a 20-chapter that provides overview of how research has been conceived and implemented in music therapy. The text is geared to those beginning their studies in music therapy and as such address all stages of research, beginning with foundational aspects like selection of a topic before moving to a more detailed presentation of specific research components like data analysis and interpretation of results. Objectivist (qualitative) and interpretivist (quantitative research) theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and methods are included in the book, as well as information on mixed methods research and important historical, ethical, and multicultural considerations.

Author Biography

Lori Fogus Gooding, Florida State University

College of MusicAssistant Professor of Music Therapy



How to Cite

Gooding, L. F. (2018). Book Review: An Introduction to Music Therapy Research. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 18(1).



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