There is an old saying that goes there is more than one way to skin a cat. In essence, there are many ways to achieve a goal. If you’re reading this page, hopefully one of your goals is to get started doing research in data visualization (potentially culminating in a Ph.D. or masters-level dissertation). This page lays out a potential “bootcamp” that you can follow to familiarize yourself with the Vis field (especially fundamental research papers).
Keep track of the papers your read
This can be as simple as keeping a Google doc, or you can use bibliographic software.