ERIC Number: EJ1061989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Interdisciplinary and Intradisciplinary Research and Teaching in Kinesiology: Continuing the Conversation
Schary, David P.; Cardinal, Bradley J.
Quest, v67 n2 p173-184 2015
Interdisciplinary work is increasingly becoming a larger expectation in research and teaching. Moreover, prominent kinesiologists have proposed interdisciplinary research as a solution to perceived and/or real fragmentation issues that have developed within the field and across, and even within the various subdisciplines. For such an important topic, however, there is a lack of research surrounding interdisciplinary research in kinesiology. This may be due to the ambiguity surrounding interdisciplinary research, an often misunderstood and misapplied concept with deep philosophical roots. The purpose of this article is to help those in kinesiology understand and use interdisciplinary concepts in their work. Toward this end, the article provides an overview of the literature and suggests kinesiology-specific definitions for interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary research. Additionally, the article gives examples of interdisciplinary research projects. Finally, the article will expand beyond scholarship and explore the importance of interdisciplinary teaching and service as well.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Definitions, Cooperation, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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