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.
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collaborative activities, cross-discplinary, collaboration
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.
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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