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Collaborative research, knowledge and emergence

Zittoun, Tania, Baucal, Aleksandar, Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex (2007) Collaborative research, knowledge and emergence. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 41 (2). pp. 208-217. ISSN 1932-4502

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Abstract

We use the notion of emergence to consider the sorts of knowledge that can be produced in a collaborative research project. The notion invites us to see collaborative work as a developmental dynamic system in which various changes constantly occur. Among these we examine two sorts of knowledge that can be produced: scientific knowledge, and collaborative knowledge. We argue that collaborative knowledge can enable researchers to reflectively monitor their collaborative project, so as to encourage its most productive changes. On the basis of examples taken from this special issue, we highlight four modes of producing collaborative knowledge and discuss the possible uses of such knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/12124
Additional Information: © 2007 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 11:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38689/

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