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Interdisciplinary Discourse

Communicating Across Disciplines

Authors: Choi, Seongsook, Richards, Keith

  • Offers insights into how researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds collaborate 
  • Uses discourse analysis along with a quantitative analysis tool developed by one of the authors to analyse data 
  • Makes practical recommendations for ways in which interdisciplinary engagement can be improved
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About this book

This book uncovers exactly what is involved when researchers from different disciplines engage with one another in research projects. The authors identify the opportunities and difficulties involved in interdisciplinary engagement, and challenge current claims about where the greatest difficulties are to be found. The first part of the book introduces interdisciplinarity and identifies key issues that influence our understanding of it. The second part of the book presents the findings of research based on over 50 hours of recording and nearly 450,000 words of transcript drawn from a number of university faculties, concluding with a discussion of how this might inform interdisciplinary practice. The book is accessible to the non-specialist reader while also being of interest to social scientists working in professional and academic communication.

About the authors

Seongsook Choi is a lecturer in the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK. Her current research focuses on interdisciplinary talk, the development of analytical tools for mapping interactional patterns, and representing these dynamically in visual formats. 
Keith Richards worked at the Universities of Aston and Warwick, UK, but is now retired. His publications include Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL, Language and Professional Identity, and Research Methods for Applied Language Studies (with Steven Ross and Paul Seedhouse). 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Choi, Seongsook (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • The Disciplinary Landscape

    Choi, Seongsook (et al.)

    Pages 9-38

  • Understanding Interdisciplinarity

    Choi, Seongsook (et al.)

    Pages 39-69

  • Interdisciplinary Interaction

    Choi, Seongsook (et al.)

    Pages 71-104

  • Knowledge Exchange in Initial Meetings

    Choi, Seongsook (et al.)

    Pages 105-143

Buy this book

Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47039-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interdisciplinary Discourse
Book Subtitle
Communicating Across Disciplines
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47039-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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