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).
“This book is appropriate for anyone seeking to implement interdisciplinary practice across a multidisciplinary team (rather than an interprofessional team). The authors, Choi and Richards, explain interdisciplinary discourse as well as provide the tenets of its practice. Findings are empirically evidenced, and inferences from research are justified. Terms and concepts employed within the book are explained and brought to the forefront through concrete examples.” (Bronte Diduck, Journal of Interprofessional Care, jicareblog.org, October, 2017)
- Bibliographic Information
- Book Title
- Interdisciplinary Discourse
- Book Subtitle
- Communicating Across Disciplines
- Seongsook Choi
- Keith Richards
- Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Copyright Holder
- The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
- Hardcover ISBN
- Edition Number
- Number of Pages
- XI, 300
- Number of Illustrations
- 2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour