Methods for Transdisciplinary Research: A Primer for Practice

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Campus Verlag, Aug 16, 2012 - Reference - 295 pages
Die transdisziplinäre Forschung bearbeitet komplexe gesellschaftliche Probleme, indem sie Wissen und Methoden aus verschiedenen Fächern verknüpft und die Expertise von Praxisakteuren miteinbezieht. Die Autoren beschreiben systematisch wissenschaftliche Methoden für die Wissensintegration und geben Beispiele aus der Forschungspraxis.

Transdisciplinarity is an approach for research on the complex real-world problems our societies are facing. During the research process new knowledge is produced by integrating different problem perceptions and knowledge bases from sciences and societal practice; the aim is to contribute to both societal and scientific progress.

The authors systematically describe scholarly methods for the task of knowledge integration in transdisciplinary research and provide examples from research practice. This book supports scholars in the conceptualization and execution of transdisciplinary research projects and is of high relevance for teaching.



Preface to the English edition
Foreword to the English edition
Introduction to the 2010 German edition
Structure of the book and how to use it
How to use the method collection and examples
The integrative approach in transdisciplinary research
Integration methodsAn overview of individua lmethods for transdisciplinary research practice
Integration strategiesExamples of comprehensive concepts in research practice
Integration supportive aspects of the management of transdisciplinary research processes and groups
Further instructions for use
About the authors

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Matthias Bergmann and Engelbert Schramm are senior researchers at the Institute for Sociological Research in Frankfurt, Germany, where Thomas Jahn is the cofounder and scientific director. Tobias Knobloch is responsible for social media and public dialogue at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Wolfgang Krohn is professor emeritus for science and technology studies at the University of Bielefeld. Christian Pohl is codirector of the transdisciplinary-net of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and a senior researcher at ETH Zurich. Matthias Bergmann, Dr. Ing., und Engelbert Schramm, Dr. rer. nat., sind wiss. Mitarbeiter am Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE) in Frankfurt. Dr. Thomas Jahn ist Mitgründer und Leiter des ISOE. Tobias Knobloch, Dr. phil., arbeitet als politischer Referent für die Bundesregierung in Berlin. Wolfgang Krohn ist Prof. em. für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung an der Universität Bielefeld. Dr. Christian Pohl ist Co-Leiter des transdisciplinarity-net der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz und Dozent an der ETH Zürich.

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