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Methodological challenges of trans-disciplinary research: Some systemic reflections

Ison, Ray (2008). Methodological challenges of trans-disciplinary research: Some systemic reflections. Natures Sciences Sociétés, 16(3) pp. 241–251.

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This essay was written in response to an invitation by the editors of NSS issued after the author had reviewed the paper entitled 'Methodological challenges of trans-disciplinary research' submitted by Christian Pohl and Gertrude Hirsch-Hadorn (see Pohl and Hirsch Hadorn, 2008). The essay provides an accounting for the transformation in my emotioning as I read the submitted paper by introducing three sets of distinctions: (i) a model of research practice; (ii) an explication of the nature of research situations and (iii) an exploration of the different intellectual lineages that give rise to contemporary systems approaches. I then return to the paper that was under review through the lens of trans-disciplinary research as social learning.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1240-1307
Keywords: Research practice; Trans-disciplinarity; Social learning; Systems approaches;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 17553
Depositing User: Raymond Ison
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 16:09
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 20:24
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