Interdisciplinary Research: Diverse Approaches in Science,Technology, Health and Society / Edition 1

Interdisciplinary Research: Diverse Approaches in Science,Technology, Health and Society / Edition 1

by John Atkinson
     
 

Research methodologies and approaches to research, tend to vary between academic disciplines and common themes are often neglected. This book grew out of experience in organising a research degree supervision course at the University of Paisley and was based on discussions about the similarities and differences between research approaches and the value of

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Overview

Research methodologies and approaches to research, tend to vary between academic disciplines and common themes are often neglected. This book grew out of experience in organising a research degree supervision course at the University of Paisley and was based on discussions about the similarities and differences between research approaches and the value of multi-perspective studies.

Interdisciplinary Research introduces academics to new areas of endeavour and encourages researchers and students to think broadly when devising their studies.  Linking chapters present the contributions in an historical and theoretical context, identifying the themes between the approaches. Interdisciplinary Research thus encourages new thinking about old problems.

This book is ideal for research activists, especially those involved in education institutions and research degrees.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861564702
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/23/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface.

1. Research Today (Professor Malcolm Crowe, University of Paisley).

2. Studying Complexity (Professor Ian Boyd: University of St Andrews).

3. A Sustainable Environment? A ‘Lopsided View’ of an Environmental Geochemist  (Professor Andrew S Hursthouse, University of Paisley).

4. Use and Abuse of Statisticians (Mr Mario Hair, Statistics Consultancy Unit, University of Paisley).

5. Research in Information Systems – Mine and my Colleagues (Dr Abel Usoro, University of Paisley).

6. Hearing Lips and Seeing Voices: Illusion and Serendipity in Auditory-Visual Perception Research (Professor John MacDonald, Professor of Psychology, Division of Psychology, University of Paisley).

7. Research in Modern History (Professor Martin Myant, University of Paisley).

8. ‘Scientificity’ and its Alternatives: Aspects of Philosophy and Methodology within Media and Cultural Studies Research (Professor Neil Blain, University of Paisley).

9. The Truth as Personal Documentation: An Anthropological Narrative of Hospital Portering (Nigel Rapport, Concordia University of Montreal).

10. Philosophy, Nursing and the Nature of Evidence (Professor P Anne Scott, School of Nursing, Dublin City University).

11. Researching the Spiritual: Outcome or Process (Dr Harriet Mowat and Professor John Swinton, University of Paisley).

12. Using Narrative in Care and Research – the Patient’s Journey (Professor John Atkinson, University of Paisley).

Index.

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