One of the major areas of emphasis in academia in recent years has been interdisciplinary research, a trend that promises new insights and innovations rooted in cross-disciplinary collaboration. This book is designed to help students understand the tools required for stepping beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and applying knowledge and insights from multiple fields. Relentlessly focused on practical applications, the book will enable students to plan and execute their own interdisciplinary research projects.
In The Press
"This concise handbook, edited by Menken and Keestra (both, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands), strives to provide interested European-centered researchers with the essentials of beginning interdisciplinary theory and step-by-step practice, even including an interdisciplinary career section. It succeeds as a clear, solid overview to show why and how to create common ground among disparate researchers examining complex questions. Complexity and integration are the hallmarks of interdisciplinarity, allowing for the fresh synthesis of insights that complement and connect perspectives from different disciplines."
About The Author
Dr. M. Keestra is assistant professor (UD) at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies and President-elect at the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies. Prof. S.B.J. Menken is Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics and Scientific Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.