Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory / Edition 2
  • Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory / Edition 2
  • Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory / Edition 2

Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory / Edition 2

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by Allen F. Repko
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412988772

ISBN-13: 9781412988773

Pub. Date: 10/12/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

First published in 2008, this book was hailed as the only comprehensive and systematic presentation of the interdisciplinary research process and the theory that informs it. This revised and expanded Second Edition reflects the burgeoning interest in, and substantial research on, all aspects of interdisciplinarity since then. Its key contribution is a more complete

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First published in 2008, this book was hailed as the only comprehensive and systematic presentation of the interdisciplinary research process and the theory that informs it. This revised and expanded Second Edition reflects the burgeoning interest in, and substantial research on, all aspects of interdisciplinarity since then. Its key contribution is a more complete treatment of integration, particularly how to integrate insights from diverse perspectives.

Allen F. Repko provides an easy-to-follow decision-making process, highlighting the foundational and complementary role of the disciplines in interdisciplinary work. He includes numerous examples from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied fields to illustrate how to create common ground and how to construct a more comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding and reflect on, test, and communicate it. The book is ideally suited for active learning and problem-based pedagogical approaches as well as for team teaching and other more traditional strategies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412988773
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/12/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
509
Sales rank:
138,937
Product dimensions:
9.96(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. About Interdisciplinary Studies
Chapter 1. Defining Interdisciplinary Studies
Chapter 2. Mapping the Drivers of Interdisciplinarity
Part II. Drawing on Disciplinary Insights
Chapter 3. Beginning the Research Process
Chapter 4. Introducing the Disciplines
Chapter 5. Identifying Relevant Disciplines
Chapter 6. Conducting the Literature Search
Chapter 7. Developing Adequacy in Relevant Disciplines
Chapter 8. Analyzing the Problem and Evaluating Insights
Part III. Integrating Insights
Chapter 9. Understanding Integration
Chapter 10. Identifying Conflicts Between Insights
Chapter 11. Creating Common Ground Between Concepts
Chapter 12. Creating Common Ground Between Theories
Chapter 13. Constructing a More Comprehensive Understanding or Theory
Chapter 14. Reflecting on, Testing, and Communicating the Understanding

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Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love interdisciplinary work; I think it is so necessary in this day and age. Unfortunately, Allen Repko's attempt at clarifying interdisciplinary process and theory is inadequate. I am typically not a harsh reviewer, but I genuinely believe this book deserves 1 star, maybe 2. If you are not reading this for a class, do not waste your time on this book. Repko's writing style is tiresome. He repeats himself over and over again. I'm not kidding when I say that after reading more than ten chapters of this book (for a class), I learned no more than "Sometimes, disciplines are inadequate. Therefore, interdisciplinary research is important." In my honest opinion, I feel as if Allen Repko's writing style in this book is like that of a high school student trying to reach a word count. He says a lot, and uses many words, but ultimately says nothing new. The 'chapter questions' after each chapter are not thought provoking. In fact, they are a joke. They feel like a last-minute addition to an incomplete product in an effort to make this book seem more grounded than it really is. $50 is a lot of money; I recommend you save it for something more substantial.