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Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research
Edited by Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn, Holger Hoffmann-Riem,
Susette Biber-Klemm, Walter Grossenbacher-Mansuy, Dominique Joye,
Christian Pohl, Urs Wiesmann, Elisabeth Zemp, 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
Hirsch Hadorn G, Hoffmann-Riem H, Biber-Klemm S, Grossenbacher-Mansuy W, Joye D, Pohl C, Wiesmann U, Zemp E. editors. 2008. Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research. Springer.
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