Doing interdisciplinarity: motivation and collaboration in research for sustainable agriculture in the UK

Harris, Frances, Lyon, Fergus and Clarke, Sarah (2009) Doing interdisciplinarity: motivation and collaboration in research for sustainable agriculture in the UK. Area, 41 (4). pp. 374-384. ISSN 0004-0894 (doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00859.x)

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Abstract

This paper studies knowledge production in complex, collaborative research projects which brought together academics of different disciplines, research users and agricultural businesses. It takes a comparative approach, studying the interactions within interdisciplinary research teams from 10 case studies, considering the process of collaboration from initial idea through to publication. The research developed a typology of participants in these projects, and identified the motivations and challenges of each. Our results analyse the process of research teams coming together and the relationships which are built up during the research. A particular challenge identified was the building of cooperation and trust. This issue is explored alongside issues of communication, methodology, data analysis and the process of drawing and publicising conclusions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article first published online: 19 Nov. 2008
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 18904
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Depositing User: Stanislava Angelova
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 05:34
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18904

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