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Welch, James, IV – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
The identification of conflict and development of common ground, important steps in the interdisciplinary research process, become challenging when applied to solving complex real-world problems that involve opposing interest groups, especially those whose members do not possess academic or interdisciplinary training. This article examines…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Problem Solving
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Wallace, Richard L.; Clark, Susan G. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
The contemporary fields of interdisciplinary studies and the policy sciences have evolved over similar intellectual paths and timelines, beginning in the early 20th century. Both have their roots in professional efforts--within and outside the academy--to address numerous, growing, and complex problems that face humanity. The policy sciences'…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach, Policy, Policy Analysis
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Razzaq, Jamila; Townsend, Tony; Pisapia, John – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
This study explores what academics in one major university in Great Britain (The Great Western University) perceive interdisciplinary research (IDR) to be, and in doing so, differentiates it from associated concepts, such as multidisciplinary research and transdisciplinary research, found in the research literature. This study is important because…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews