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We are increasingly realizing that, as a result of technological developments and globalization, problems are becoming so complex that they can only be solved through cooperation between scientists from different disciplines. Healthcare, climate change, food security, globalization, and quality of life are just a few examples of issues that require scientists to work across disciplines. In many cases, extra-academic stakeholders must be involved in order to arrive at robust solutions.

Young academics are being called on to step beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines to contribute to addressing fundamental, often societal problems. As a result of these developments, an interdisciplinary approach is becoming increasingly necessary and popular in higher education. Students need to learn more about how to integrate and apply knowledge, methods, and skills from different fields. The crucial step of integration within interdisciplinary research is treated extensively in this textbook, which contains a comprehensive ‘interdisciplinary integration toolbox’. In addition, students must learn to collaborate in teams. 'An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research' serves as a systematic manual to guide students through this interdisciplinary research process.

New in this edition: the text has been extensively revised with a new chapter on interdisciplinary integration; with a toolbox with integration techniques; more attention to transdisciplinarity; and more examples and observations from a wider range of disciplines.

Acknowledgements

Preface

Chapter guides

Part 1 The Handbook – ‘The What’

1 Introduction

2 What is science? A brief philosophy of science

2.1 What is science?

2.2 Moving through the Science Cycle

3 The disciplines

3.1 Academic disciplines: A brief history

3.2 Our definition of a discipline

3.3 Classification of academic disciplines

4 Interdisciplinarity

5 Complexity: the main driving force behind interdisciplinarity

5.1 Complex (adaptive) systems

5.2 Complexity broken down into drivers of interdisciplinarity

6 Interdisciplinary integration

6.1 Communication as a first step to integration

6.2 Integration techniques

Part 2 The Manual – ‘The How’

7 The interdisciplinary research process

7.1 The IIS model of interdisciplinary research

7.2 Planning your research project

8 The problem

Step 1 Identify problem or topic

Step 2 Formulate preliminary research question

9 Theoretical framework and research question

Step 3 Develop theoretical framework

Step 4 Finalize research question

Step 5 Formulate sub-questions

10 How to collect and analyze your data

Step 6 Develop research methods and design

Step 7 Data collection and analysis

11 Discussion and conclusion(s)

Step 8 Interpret results, discuss research & draw conclusion(s)

Part 3 Interdisciplinary research in practice

12 Interdisciplinary research example: fogponics

Step 1 Identify problem or topic

Step 2 Formulate preliminary research question

Step 3 Develop theoretical framework

Step 4 Finalize research question

Step 5 Formulate sub-questions

Step 6 Develop research methods and design

Step 7 Data collection and analysis

Step 8 Interpret results, discuss research & draw conclusion(s)

13 Interdisciplinary careers

Further reading

References

References Research projects undertaken by IIS students

    EAN: 9789463724692
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    Uitgever: Amsterdam University Press
    Publicatiedatum:   28-06-2022
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    Taal: Engels
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