TITLE

Interdisciplinary Research: A Philosophy, Art Form, Artifact or Antidote?

AUTHOR(S)
Bruhn, John G.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science;Jan-Mar2000, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract--Interdisciplinary research has many faces--a philosophy, an art form, an artifact, and an antidote. It is all of these things because interdisciplinary research attempts to ask questions in ways that cut across disciplinary boundaries. This is not politically correct and universities especially find it difficult to manage interdisciplinarians and their projects. The author argues that interdisciplinary research has persisted as an alternative when traditional research approaches have failed to come up with answers to common problems. Interdisciplinary research will continue to survive as long as there are creative, risk-taking scientists who are dissatisfied with the political and organizational boundaries we establish around disciplines which limit our ability to learn about their commonalities.
ACCESSION #
3241188

 

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