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The Interdisciplinary Team Not the Interdisciplinarist.

Shanker, S., Wasti, S. P., Ireland, J., Regmi, P. R., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E., 2021. The Interdisciplinary Team Not the Interdisciplinarist. Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3 (2), 1-5.

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DOI: 10.46405/ejms.v3i2.317


Worldwide there is a growing interest in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research. This Viewpoint addresses some of the pitfalls of, and barriers to, being an interdisciplinary researcher. Engaging in interdisciplinary research is not an easy option for an individual discipline expert. It requires individual skills, ability to see beyond one’s discipline and perhaps personality characteristics (e.g. being a team player). Interdisciplinary research may involve a mixed-methods approach underpinned by conflicting, and according to some incommensurable, research philosophies. The paper uses some examples drawn from experiences of working in interdisciplinary teams to illustrate its potential.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:interdisciplinary; multidisciplinary; multi-disciplinary; psychology
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37270
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Jul 2022 13:45
Last Modified:26 Jul 2022 13:45


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