An Examination of the International Scope of Papers Presented at the ISME Research Commission 12th through 21st International Seminars on Research in Music Education
Harry E. Price School of Music and Dance University of Oregon Clifford K. Madsen Center for Music Research Florida State University Rachel Cornacchio School of Music and Dance University of Oregon Marie Webb Center for Music Research Florida State University ABSTRACT This study classified ISME Research Seminar citations across a 20-year period based on the ISME six geographical regions. A total of 4,535 citations were examined from 238 papers presented at the 12th through 21st International Seminars on Research in Music Education. Journals were the most prevalently cited source (n = 2,250) of citations found in this study. Somewhat surprisingly, there were 407 separate journals cited within this same time frame. The main result of this study is that researchers primarily cite sources within their own geographical regions; however, the Journal of Research in Music Education was by far the most referenced. Yet, results also indicate there has been an increase in crosscultural comparisons directly attributable to the Research Commission as evidenced by the papers presented. Twenty-eight papers from this sample focused on multinational content where there was a far greater proclivity for USA researchers to pursue international research than those from other regions.