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Sasser, Jennifer R. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
In this keynote presentation given at the 2016 Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference, I considered the field of gerontology from a transdisciplinary perspective. Juxtaposing personal narratives with dominant and alternative discourses on issues of aging, later life, and old age, I explored such questions as: Given the multifaceted,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Older Adults
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Szostak, Rick – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
This article argues that cross-disciplinary linkages -- that is, relationships among phenomena studied by those in different disciplines -- often serve to destabilize, at least temporarily, systems of stability that are theorized to operate within the sets of phenomena studied within most disciplines. It surveys across disciplines both systems of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Methodology, Reliability, Economics
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Villa-Soto, Juan Carlos – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
In this article we discuss interdisciplinary teaching and research in Latin America through the lens of Mexican perspectives, in particular the experiences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The history of these experiences goes back to the creation of the frst interdisciplinary education programs in Mexico in the 1970s and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Ryan, Phillip; Kurtz, Jill Sornsen; Carter, Deanne; Pester, Danielle – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
This article is a collaboration by the lead faculty member in a Masters program in Intercultural Studies and students who completed the program under his aegis. This article presents the program's approach to its research course sequence, an approach involving the integration of interdisciplinary and qualitative research. The authors first provide…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Graduate Study
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Szostak, Rick – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
Our understanding of the process of interdisciplinary research has expanded considerably over the last decades. The purpose of this brief paper is to take stock of where we are and where we are going. The first section addresses definitional issues and discusses the relationship between teaching and research. The second section discusses potential…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Learning
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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