Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Allen F. Repko
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506330501
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Social Science

The Third Edition of Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory offers a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the interdisciplinary research process and the theory that informs it. Authors Allen F. Repko and Rick Szostak illustrate each step of the decision-making process by drawing on student and professional work from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied fields. Designed for active learning and problem-based approaches as well as for more traditional approaches, the book now includes more examples from real student research projects and adds more tables and figures to enliven the discussion.

Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Allen F. Repko
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781412982481
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Genre: Social Science

This book, then, is intended as a “stand alone” volume that (1) demonstrates the need for using an explicitly interdisciplinary approach to problems that span multiple disciplines, (2) applies interdisciplinary theory and best practices to a particular set of problems, (3) shows the importance of first creating common ground among conflicting expert views before performing integration, and (4) produces new understandings of these problems that are practical, purposeful, and deeply informed by disciplinary expertise

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

Author: Allen F. Repko
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506346915
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Social Science

The Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to interdisciplinary studies with an approach that is succinct, conceptual, and practical. Completely updated to reflect advances in the literature on research, learning, and assessment, the book describes the role of both disciplines and interdisciplinarity within the academy, and how these have evolved. Authors Allen F. Repko, Rick Szostak, and Michelle Phillips Buchberger effectively show students how to think like interdisciplinarians in order to facilitate their working with topics, complex problems, or themes that span multiple disciplines.

An introduction to interdisciplinary research

Author: Steph Menken
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789048531615
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Education

One of the major areas of emphasis in academia in recent years has been interdisciplinary research, a trend that promises new insights and innovations rooted in cross-disciplinary collaboration. This book is designed to help students understand the tools required for stepping beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and applying knowledge and insights from multiple fields. Relentlessly focused on practical applications, the book will enable students to plan and execute their own interdisciplinary research projects.

Methoden transdisziplin rer Forschung

Author: Matthias Bergmann
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593391977
Release Date: 2010-05-10
Genre: Social Science

Die transdisziplinäre Forschung bearbeitet komplexe gesellschaftliche Probleme, indem sie Wissen und Methoden aus verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Fächern verknüpft und Expertise aus dem gesellschaftlichen Problemfeld einbezieht. Die Autoren beschreiben erstmals systematisch wissenschaftliche Methoden für die dabei entstehenden Integrationsaufgaben und geben Beispiele aus der Forschungspraxis.

Haare h ren Strukturen wissen R ume agieren

Author: Horst Bredekamp
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839432723
Release Date: 2015-11
Genre: Art

Was passiert, wenn man das Funktionsprinzip des menschlichen Ohrs in den Nanometerbereich übersetzt, eine wissensarchitektonische Karte in einer Lecture Performance entworfen wird oder sich Forschende aus mehr als 25 Disziplinen mit Strukturen und Modellen auseinandersetzen? Welche neuen Erkenntnisse bringt die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Biomorphologie und Kunstgeschichte, Medienwissenschaft und Medizin? Und was können die Gestaltungsdisziplinen Design und Architektur zur Grundlagenforschung beitragen? Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge aus dem Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung und beleuchtet im Fokus der drei titelgebenden Schlagwörter die Produktivität der vielfältigen Forschungsansätze: vom Methodentransfer zwischen den beteiligten Einzeldisziplinen bis hin zum interdisziplinären Entwurf neuer Wissens- und Forschungsstrukturen.


Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492959865
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Genre: Science

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) erhielt 1965 für seine Beiträge zur Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) den Nobelpreis für Physik. Seine spektakulären Arbeiten zur »Theorie des Lichts und der Materie« erklärt der »brillanteste, respektloseste und einflussreichste theoretische Physiker der Nachkriegszeit« (The New York Times) hier auch für Nichtphysiker.

Work at the Boundaries of Science

Author: C.L. Palmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401598439
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Computers

Interdisciplinary inquiry has become more pervasive in recent decades, yet we still know little about the conduct of this type of research or the information problems associated with it. This book is one of few empirical studies of interdisciplinary knowledge practices. It examines how interdisciplinary scientists discover and exchange information and knowledge, highlighting how the boundaries between disciplines affect how information is used and how knowledge is constructed. It is written for scholars and practitioners with an interest in developing information systems and research environments to foster innovative scientific work. Target groups include researchers in information science, science studies, communication, as well as research administrators and information professionals.

Grounded theory

Author: Barney G. Glaser
ISBN: 3456849060
Release Date: 2010

Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

Enhancing Communication Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Michael O'Rourke
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483323114
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Social Science

Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, edited by Michael O'Rourke, Stephen Crowley, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, and J. D. Wulfhorst, is a volume of previously unpublished, state-of-the-art chapters on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration written by leading figures and promising junior scholars in the world of interdisciplinary research, education, and administration. Designed to inform both teaching and research, this innovative book covers the spectrum of interdisciplinary activity, offering a timely emphasis on collaborative interdisciplinary work. The book’s four main parts focus on theoretical perspectives, case studies, communication tools, and institutional perspectives, while a final chapter ties together the various strands that emerge in the book and defines trend-lines and future research questions for those conducting work on interdisciplinary communication.

Theology as Construction of Piety

Author: David T. Ngong
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781620321317
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Religion

This book argues that a primary purpose of theological discourses is to construct piety or spirituality. If this is the case, theologians need to constantly inquire into the kind of piety or spirituality which their work may construct. Drawing from some important moments in the development of Christian theology, such as the development of the Christian doctrine of God in the early church, the role of material things in the Christianity of medieval Europe, some elements of contemporary postliberal theology, and the theology of inculturation in Africa, the book argues that theological discourses that appear to be orthodox and innocuous may actually construct forms of piety that may diminish human flourishing. The book therefore calls for an ethics of theology intended to ensure that the theologies we construct help in developing a piety that is conducive to human flourishing in the modern world, especially for Africans, who have suffered and continue to suffer unspeakable dehumanization. The book proposes that a theology that may contribute to the flourishing of Africans in the modern world is one that constructs an interdisciplinary spirituality that takes both the spiritual and the scientific seriously.