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Between charisma and heuristics: four styles of interdisciplinarity


Lengwiler, Martin (2006). Between charisma and heuristics: four styles of interdisciplinarity. Science and Public Policy, 33(6):423-434.

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The paper examines the practices of interdisciplinary research projects in nine extra-university research institutions in Germany. The research fields of these institutions include representative fields of current interdisciplinary research, such as climate change research, environmental studies, organizational research, and area studies. The analysis shows that the outcome of interdisciplinary research cooperation depends upon the micro-organization of research practices. There is, however, no singular recipe for a successful cooperation. Instead, the case studies show a multiplicity of adequate "styles of interdisciplinarity”: methodological, charismatic, heuristic and pragmatic interdisciplinarity. The differences between them depend upon the organizational and epistemic conditions of research practices

Abstract

The paper examines the practices of interdisciplinary research projects in nine extra-university research institutions in Germany. The research fields of these institutions include representative fields of current interdisciplinary research, such as climate change research, environmental studies, organizational research, and area studies. The analysis shows that the outcome of interdisciplinary research cooperation depends upon the micro-organization of research practices. There is, however, no singular recipe for a successful cooperation. Instead, the case studies show a multiplicity of adequate "styles of interdisciplinarity”: methodological, charismatic, heuristic and pragmatic interdisciplinarity. The differences between them depend upon the organizational and epistemic conditions of research practices

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Geography, Planning and Development
Social Sciences & Humanities > Public Administration
Physical Sciences > Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Language:English
Date:1 July 2006
Deposited On:02 Nov 2018 07:21
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:30
Publisher:Beech Tree Publishing
ISSN:0302-3427
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3152/147154306781778821
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford103152147154306781778821 (Library Catalogue)

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