Driving complementarity in interdisciplinary research: a reflection

Siebert, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-3817-229X, Siebers, P.-O., Vallejos, E.P. and Nilsson, T., 2020. Driving complementarity in interdisciplinary research: a reflection. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. ISSN 1364-5579

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Abstract

The value of interdisciplinary research is increasingly recognised by the research community. Funding bodies are nowadays specifically encouraging that research they fund is interdisciplinary in nature. However, what is often branded as interdisciplinary research is in fact a network of researchers working to deliver a research output. In this research note, we share our experience of what we think can be labelled "truly interdisciplinary". We share some best practice tips for those who are interested to go through a similar metamorphosis as we did as a team, learning from each other's ways of working. Overall, it has been a very positive experience and a revelation that has had a big impact on each author's view on how to conduct research as an integrated multidisciplinary team, as it has shifted our mental models and broadened our thinking, capacity to reflect, and critical analysis. We hope that our research note clearly shows the benefits of truly interdisciplinary research and motivates other researchers to follow our pathway of transformation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Creators: Siebert, P., Siebers, P.-O., Vallejos, E.P. and Nilsson, T.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 26 March 2020
ISSN: 1364-5579
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/13645579.2020.1743545DOI
1315158Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Apr 2020 16:54
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39639

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