I realise the question is a bit ambiguous but I couldn't think of a way to put it into one simple question.
I am currently a final year music technology student undertaking some sound design for my final year project. Now, I have taken a 'blue-sky' approach with my experimentation based project, I can experiment all day finding or recreating sound effects and recording techniques but of course I don't get marks for just talking about how I made rain with a bunch of marbles or whatever.
Now I'm not asking for someone to write my dissertation for me but I would like to know what areas I can look into to back up WHY I'm doing what I'm doing, for example, I have been looking into causal and reduced listening and how that would affect how I create sound effects, also when recording sound effects why did I choose a particular microphone. They still don't feel like they back up strongly enough the backbone of my project so I was wondering if any could point me in a direction or area that could possibly help me, anything at all that could be related.
This has become a little longer than expected but thank you so much for taking the time to read through this, I look forward to hearing any suggestions!