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Achieving integration in interdisciplinary research: Strategy or emergence? A case study of interdisciplinary research in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to analyse an interdisciplinary research (IDR) project in order to identify whatconstitutes a strategy of integration of disciplinary insights. Through interviews, observations andanalysis of scientific articles produced by the researchers, the study explores the processes of IDR andrelates them to psychological and sociological theories of group research. The results show thatresearchers employ an emergent strategy which they design ad hoc, and which consists of certain patternsof behaviour that allow them to navigate conflict and partially integrate their insights into the problem.The study offers a number of recommendations that might be useful to take into consideration whendesigning an IDR project.

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2013. , 63 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 109
Keyword [en]
sustainable development, interdisciplinary research, philosophy of science, science and technology studies
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-192956OAI: diva2:600859
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Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2012-12-03, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden, 12:53 (English)
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2013-01-29 Created: 2013-01-27 Last updated: 2013-01-29Bibliographically approved

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