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ERIC Number: EJ1074499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1710-5668
The Complexity of Transdisciplinary Literature Reviews
Montuori, Alfonso
Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, v10 n1-2 p45-55 2013
The transdisciplinary literature review is an opportunity to situate the inquirer in an ecology of ideas. This article explores how we might approach this process from a perspective of complexity, and addresses some of the key challenges and opportunities. Four main dimensions are considered: (a) inquiry-based rather than discipline-based; (b) integrating rather than eliminating the inquirer from the inquiry; (c) meta-paradigmatic rather than intra-paradigmatic; and (d) applying systems and complex thought rather than reductive/disjunctive thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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