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Interdisciplinary Research

Process and Theory Second Edition

Allen F. Repko
© 2012   544 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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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

Interdisciplinary Research

Process and Theory

Second Edition
Allen F. Repko
© 2012   544 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc  

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ISBN:   9781412988773 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $73.00 Bookstore Price:   $58.40

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First Edition: © 2008

About This Title

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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