A succinct, yet thorough, account of what integration is. I’m still not convinced that there’s not other things going on that I would call ‘interdisciplinary’ that don’t involve integration of any of the sorts discussed here. I write about my skepticism in detail here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-012-0179-7.
Community member post by Julie Thompson Klein
Integration lies at the heart of inter- and transdisciplinarity. Klein & Newell (1996) call it the “acid test” of interdisciplinarity, and Pohl, van Kerkhoff, Hirsch Hadorn, & Bammer (2008) consider it “the core methodology underpinning the transdisciplinary research process.”
What exactly, though, is integration?
This blog post answers that question while identifying key resources.
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