Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems by Gabriele Bammer
English | Mar. 6, 2013 | ISBN: 1922144274 | 496 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
This book provides collaborative research teams with a systematic approach for addressing complex real-world problems like widespread poverty, global climate change, organised crime, and escalating health care costs. The three core domains are Synthesising disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge, Understanding and managing diverse unknowns, and Providing integrated research support for policy and practice change. Each of these three domains is organised around five questions For what and for whom? Which knowledge, unknowns and aspects of policy or practice? How? Context? Outcome? This simple framework lays the foundations for developing compilations of concepts, methods and case studies about applying systems thinking, scoping and boundary setting, framing, dealing with values, harnessing and managing differences, undertaking dialogue, building models, applying common metrics, accepting unknowns, advocacy, end-user engagement, understanding authorisation, dealing with organisational facilitators and barriers, and much more.