The Complexity of Transdisciplinary Literature Reviews

Alfonso Montuori
2013 Complicity : An International Journal of Complexity and Education  
The transdisciplinary literature review is an opportunity to situate the inquirer in an ecology of ideas. This article explores how we might approach this process from a perspective of complexity, and addresses some of the key challenges and opportunities. Four main dimensions are considered: (a) inquiry-based rather than discipline-based; (b) integrating rather than eliminating the inquirer from the inquiry; (c) meta-paradigmatic rather than intra-paradigmatic; and (d) applying systems and
more » ... ing systems and complex thought rather than reductive/disjunctive thinking.
doi:10.29173/cmplct20399 fatcat:dojl4egghragdfchyd7xeyaori