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Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research

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Hirsch Hadorn G, Hoffmann-Riem H, Biber-Klemm S, Grossenbacher-Mansuy W, Joye D, Pohl C, Wiesmann U, Zemp E, eds. Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2008.

Transdisciplinary research (TR) is an emerging field of research in the knowledge society. It relates science and policy in addressing issues such as: -global and local environmental concerns -migration -new technologies -public health -socio-cultural change This handbook provides, for the first time, a structured overview of the manifold experiences gained in these fields. Twenty-one projects from all over the world present their research approaches, structured along the three phases of a TR project: -problem structuring -problem investigation -bringing results to fruition Referring to these projects, cross-cutting challenges of TR are discussed, such as: -integration -participation -values and uncertainties -learning from case studies -management -education A systematic positioning of transdisciplinary research in the development of sciences and humanities, and 15 propositions for enhancing transdisciplinary research situate the contributions in a larger, systematised context. The handbook gives researchers and students an overview of the state of the art in transdisciplinary researc

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Assessment, Climate Protection, Integrated systems analysis, Integration, Participation, Public Health, Research process, Transdisciplinarity, politics

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
  • Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science

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