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“Interdisciplinary, like everyone else.” But are you being interdisciplinary for the wrong reasons?

Nair, Lakshmi Balachandran (2018) “Interdisciplinary, like everyone else.” But are you being interdisciplinary for the wrong reasons? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Interdisciplinarity is the talk of the town. Funding agencies favour interdisciplinary research proposals, teaching programmes focus on developing interdisciplinary courses, and the publication of interdisciplinary studies has surged over recent decades. Lakshmi Balachandran Nair considers whether interdisciplinarity remains a strategy to surpass the limits of the methodological tools, theories, and views offered by a single discipline or has instead become something of an academic fad, leading to the further commodification of research, pseudo-interdisciplinarity, and a superficiality that may result in less rigorous, weak, thin science.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2021 13:12
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110820

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