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Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative Activities Scale

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These items assess the frequency with which each respondent engages in cross-disciplinary activities, such as reading journals or attending conferences outside of one’s primary field, and experiences establishing links with colleagues in different disciplines that have led to, or may lead to, collaborative work.

National Cancer Institute Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team

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Addresses these goal(s):

  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science

Tag to Construct:

  • Collaboration

Relevant Toolkit Keywords:

collaborative activities, cross-discplinary, collaboration

Brief description of procedure/scoring method:

This scale is measured on a 7-point Likert scale from never to weekly. A mean or sum of items in this scale can be used.

Reliability/Validity/Psychometric Properties:

Hall, KL, Stokols, D, Moser, RP, Taylor, BK, Thornquist, MD, Nebeling, LC, et al. (2008). The Collaboration Readiness of Transdiscplinary Research Teams and Centers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(2S), S161-172. The above study reported an alpha of 0.74 for this scale with 56 investigators involved with a large transciplinary research initiative.


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Resource created by Janet Okamoto on 3/22/2011 12:04:31 PM.

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