Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary studies is a scholarly field focused on the nature and practice of interdisciplinarity. This entry explores the history and scope of the field of interdisciplinary studies. The entry examines key theories in the field. Specific attention is given to a set of strategies that have been developed for transcending common challenges faced in performing interdisciplinary research. This entry also examines four related fields of inquiry: transdisciplinarity, team science, mixed methods research, and creativity. The entry concludes with some thoughts on the nature of interdisciplinary research in the contemporary academy.

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