Title
Interdisciplinary research : framing and reframing
Description
Framing encompasses the processes of identifying and bounding the area of research and based on our own experiences as academics we have found significant differences in the ways that researchers establish and frame a disciplinary, compared to an interdisciplinary, research project. In this paper we have attempted to contribute to the development of the conceptual framework underpinning interdisciplinary research through analysis of interviews with a number of academics already working in an interdisciplinary manner. Successful projects are able to identify and support the processes that allow the communication and negotiation that is necessary, not just for the initial framing of a research funding proposal but to be able to maintain negotiation. Self awareness and continual reflexivity and a willingness to be questioned by others are essential to this process.
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00903.x
URL Description
Abstract
Language
English
Author
Elizabeth Oughton
Author
Louise Bracken

interdisciplinarity; rural development; food

Volume number
41
Issue number
4
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0004-0894
Copyright URL
http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Date of publication
01 January 2009
Page reference
385-394
Place of publication
Oxford
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Postprint
Title of journal
Area
Harvard
Oughton, Elizabeth and Bracken, Louise (2009) Interdisciplinary research : framing and reframing. Area. 41 (4), pp. 385-394 Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Vancouver
Oughton Elizabeth and Bracken Louise. Interdisciplinary research : framing and reframing. Area 2009; 41 (4): 385-394.