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Overcoming disciplinary divides in higher education: the case of agricultural economics

Desmond Ng, Kerry Litzenberg
2019 Palgrave Communications  
A key conclusion is that "gatekeepers" can sustain the integration of disciplinary insights necessary for the advancement of interdisciplinarity in higher educational institutions.  ...  As global problems have become ever more complex, the production and organization of knowledge in society is increasingly based on the sharing, integration and collaboration of diverse experiences.  ...  This has long been recognized by the production agriculture disciplines, and Ag Econ units are beginning to come to the same realization…many of the opportunities for extramural grants for [agricultural  ... 
doi:10.1057/s41599-019-0235-8 fatcat:pfzllhc6pzehtogpovtledgvf4

Why Look at Life Courses in an Interdisciplinary Perspective?

René Levy
2005 Advances in Life Course Research  
Challenges of life-course research After decades of a rather marginal existence and little coherence in its development, lifecourse research is definitely coming of age.  ...  On a more fundamental level, there is a fourth challenge which is already included in these remarks but not explicitly spelled out : life-course analysis is one of the rare ways social sciences have developed  ...  (see among others Viaud, 1999: 80) and in social demography with the notion of biography (Courgeau & Lelièvre, 1989: 56) . 11 On a more formal level, we may view trajectories as composed by a sequence  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1040-2608(05)10014-8 fatcat:iku4qa3fcfcfdmfh6et5tyxnbe

A bibliometric chronicling of library and information science's first hundred years

Vincent Larivière, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Blaise Cronin
2012 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
It shows that, despite a striking growth in the number of journals, papers and contributing authors, a decrease was observed in the field's market-share of all social science and humanities research.  ...  LIS began to receive a growing number of citations from outside the field, notably from Computer Science and Management, as well as a dramatic increase in the number of authors contributing to the literature  ...  References The authors wish to thank professor Yves Gingras for providing the historical data from Thomson Reuters' Century of Social Science database.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.22645 fatcat:tglavwwokrhapmekunzbmf45i4

Between Knowledges: Pacific Studies and Academic Disciplines

Edvard Hviding
2003 The Contemporary Pacific  
disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences into local worldviews and indigenous epistemologies, taking these on board as partners in dialogue and collaboration toward a plurality  ...  In the following I discuss interdisciplinarity in Pacific studies specifically in the context of this challenge of developing mutually inspiring communication among knowledges sometimes deemed distant,  ...  From a skeptical point of view one might argue that so many turtles come up to nest anyway, what is regarded as one "marked" turtle could in fact be any one.  ... 
doi:10.1353/cp.2003.0013 fatcat:hfkgsav7vbh2fefwzqeic33hly

Generations of interdisciplinarity in bioinformatics

Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis, Matthew L. Williams
2016 New genetics and society (Print)  
is a thoroughly contemporary example of disciplinary formation, arriving as it does in an age of big[ger] science, "big data," digitization, and interdisciplinarity.  ...  Indeed, one of the promises of biology in the age of big data is that the fruits of big science -the vast stores of data that these projects continue to produce -will be freely accessible, allowing anyone  ... 
doi:10.1080/14636778.2016.1184965 pmid:27453689 pmcid:PMC4940887 fatcat:2u52lnortbbg3bagacoonw5d2e

Field Theory and Interdisciplinarity: History and Sociology in Germany and France during the Twentieth Century

George Steinmetz
2017 Comparative Studies in Society and History  
This article develops a theory of interdisciplinarity and examines relations between historians and sociologists in Germany and France over the course of the twentieth century, focusing in on several key  ...  Two of these cases were located in the French academic field, first between the wars, and then again after 1980.  ...  Acknowledgements: I am grateful to Julia Hell, Phil Gorski, Howard Brick, participants in the symposium on "The Sociology of the Social Sciences 1945-2010" at the University of Copenhagen, 9-11 June 2011  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0010417517000111 fatcat:n65iwed3hbhs3bticatshkwcpa

Future call for policy making to speed up interdisciplinarity between natural and social sciences and humanities in countries such as India

Kabita Das, Biswaranjan Paital
2021 Heliyon  
So, why only interdisciplinary research focused on the core subjects of science?  ...  The basic approaches in both remains the same that it needs a hypothesis, sound methodology, and interpretation of data. Human is the end user in both the cases.  ...  Funding statement Data availability statement No data was used for the research described in the article. Declaration of interests statement The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06484 pmid:33768177 pmcid:PMC7980073 fatcat:thmbpfwhhbfxxa5oei3kggpucm

Accounting historians engaging with scholars inside and outside accounting: Issues, opportunities and obstacles

Rachel Baskerville, Nieves Carrera, Delfina Gomes, Alessandro Lai, Lee Parker
2017 Accounting History  
took place at the Abstract Originating in a panel presentation at the eighth Accounting History International Conference, this study offers a reflection on the issues, opportunities and obstacles which  ...  Supporting the view that accounting scholars need and should make an effort to engage with other scholars inside and outside accounting, various aspects are considered as enhancing the interdisciplinarity  ...  A Coming of Age The accounting history community has every justification for claiming that recent decades have seen the coming of age of historical accounting research, in terms of its methodological sophistication  ... 
doi:10.1177/1032373217732349 fatcat:stolqvn545e27lld7trtnmnzxm

Change of perspective: bibliometrics from the point of view of cited references—a literature overview on approaches to the evaluation of cited references in bibliometrics

Werner Marx, Lutz Bornmann
2016 Scientometrics  
References allow quantitative statements on the interdisciplinarity of research units and the overall growth of science.  ...  But in recent years, a series of works have also been published which have undertaken a change of perspective and are based on the evaluation of the cited references.  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-016-2111-2 pmid:27795596 pmcid:PMC5065900 fatcat:lyytebk2hrhbddjgwewkvbm4ny

Evaluation of Institutional Research Productivity

Jiban K. Pal, Soumitra Sarkar
2020 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
The paper also offers a few recommendations to undertake evaluative studies with caution. Thus it shows a coherent picture of this emerging area in the sociology of science.  ...  Consequently, a good number of evaluative studies on publication productivity have been made available in scientometric literature.  ...  They found a steady relationship between the interdisciplinarity, multiauthorship and citation impact during the Internet age.  ... 
doi:10.14429/djlit.40.01.14804 fatcat:rpduuamvqbcededu3wl27t7ive


P. T. Maiteny, R. L. Ison
2012 Systemic Practice and Action Research  
Based on the OU experiences the institutional challenges of systems-as-discipline and interdiscipline are explored.  ...  The SWOT analysis is considered in the context of the "systems movement" in its broadest sense.  ...  We also thank Peter Checkland and Janice Jiggins who have provided frank and honest discussion on the predicament of Systems and the OU Systems Group.  ... 
doi:10.1023/a:1009549632626 fatcat:zgw3ulwgdjhx7bosuwi26leo6i

Bridging the Gap: IR, Middle East Studies and the Disciplinary Politics of the Area Studies Controversy

Andrea Teti
2007 European Journal of International Relations  
a shift in the way knowledge is organized and produced.  ...  convergence may be a necessary condition for interdisciplinarity, only a shift in epistemic grounds within which fields understand their scholarship can bring this about, and that this in turn requires  ...  He hoped the field might, again thanks to social scientific methods, finally 'come of age'.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1354066107074291 fatcat:3kt4g5o34vggzgcfnsobb7b7hm

Developing and applying a metric for estimating trends in databases of articles

Jonathan M. Levitt
2007 Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management  
The research presented very briefly in this paper aims to develop and apply a metric for estimating trends in databases of articles.  ...  The motivation for estimating trends in these databases is that these trends are possibly of interest in research and science policy.  ...  This research relates to Braun and Schubert's A quantitative view on the coming of age of interdisciplinarity in the sciences 1980-1999 ( [2] ) and Gu's Global knowledge management research: A bibliometric  ... 
doi:10.1080/09720502.2007.10700949 fatcat:nevhc6uh6ffb5hns4dxbktt6q4

A critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising

Fulvio Castellacci
2006 Cambridge Journal of Economics  
The article discusses a critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising by focusing on some of its basic characteristics.  ...  After discussing these features, the article suggests that critical realism may indeed constitute an important philosophical and methodological foundation for the future development of evolutionary theories  ...  Interdisciplinarity In critical realism, interdisciplinarity is a necessary consequence of the open-system character of the social realm.  ... 
doi:10.1093/cje/bel028 fatcat:lpkql26i2vcgdfyv5saievns54

Interdisciplinary engineering education: A review of vision, teaching, and support

Antoine Van den Beemt, Miles MacLeod, Jan Van der Veen, Anne Van de Ven, Sophie van Baalen, Renate Klaassen, Mieke Boon
2020 Journal of Engineering Education  
Furthermore, there is a limited understanding of what resources hinder the development of engineering programs designed to support interdisciplinarity (support).  ...  The aim of IEE is to train engineering students to bring together expertise from different disciplines in a single context.  ...  Based on a review of the research on the nature and structure of interdisciplinarity (Frodeman, Klein, & Mitcham, 2010 ) and on the practice of IEE, this study aims to analyze the empirical studies on  ... 
doi:10.1002/jee.20347 fatcat:7l6pc6rkbrbtpdur5sbizvrtbe
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