Preconditions for Interdisciplinary Research

Title: Preconditions for Interdisciplinary Research
Format: Chapter
Publication Date: October 2011
Description: © 1990 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved.Despite the constructive effects of a strong theoretical and conceptual basis for interdisciplinary research (IDR), no generally accepted framework has been formulated. Because of this, scholars have attempted to categorize the necessary prerequisites for the said type of study in two major divisions: external factors-which consist of problem features, reinforcement schedule, available and accessible resources, and organizational context; and internal elements-comprised of employee characteristics, management style, essential skills, project structure, and environment for group dynamics. This chapter discusses the implications of these conditions, along with their detailed description and use, to the generation of data, the analysis, and the overall success of interdisciplinary inquiries. Encountered problems are only the effects of insufficient principles and methods in employing an interdisciplinary technique to understand a specific phenomenon.
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Citation: International Research Management. DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062526.003.0002.
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