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Welch, James, IV – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
The identification of conflict and development of common ground, important steps in the interdisciplinary research process, become challenging when applied to solving complex real-world problems that involve opposing interest groups, especially those whose members do not possess academic or interdisciplinary training. This article examines…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Problem Solving
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Keestra, Machiel – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
Interdisciplinary understanding requires integration of insights from different perspectives, yet it appears questionable whether disciplinary experts are well prepared for this. Indeed, psychological and cognitive scientific studies suggest that expertise can be disadvantageous because experts are often more biased than non-experts, for example,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach, Expertise
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Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
There are significant parallels between interdisciplinarity and phenomenology. Interdisciplinary conscious processes involve identifying relevant disciplines, evaluating each disciplinary insight, and creating common ground. In an analogous way, phenomenology involves conscious processes of epoché, reduction, and eidetic variation. Each stresses…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Phenomenology, Cognitive Processes