- The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity
- Editorial Board
- Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
- The Future of Interdisciplinarity: An Introduction to the 2nd Edition
- Knowledge Formations: An Analytic Framework
- Typologies of Interdisciplinarity: The Boundary Work of Definition
- The Need for Disciplines in the Modern Research University
- Interdisciplinary Cases and Disciplinary Knowledge: Epistemic Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research
- The Military-Industrial Route to Interdisciplinarity
- Physical Sciences
- Interdisciplinarity and the Earth Sciences: Transcending Limitations of the Knowledge Paradigm
- Interdisciplinarity in the Biological Sciences
- Mathematics and Root Interdisciplinarity: Historical Perspectives
- Integrating the Social Sciences: Area Studies, Quantitative Methods, and Problem-Oriented Research
- Interdisciplinary Arts
- Interdisciplining Humanities: A Historical Overview
- Digital Humanities: The Role of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Information Age
- A Field of Its Own: The Emergence of Science and Technology Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Media and Communication
- Situating Feminist Studies
- Humane Smart Cities
- Interdisciplinarity in Ethics
- An Ethics of Interdisciplinary Research
- Interdisciplinary Learning: A Cognitive-Epistemological Foundation
- Comparing Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Research
- Systems Thinking
- Innovation, Interdisciplinarity, and Creative Destruction
- Addressing Wicked Problems through Transdisciplinary Research
- Managing Consensus in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Teams: Tasks and Expertise
- Understanding Cross-Disciplinary Team-Based Research: Concepts and Conceptual Models from the Science of Team Science
- The Policy Sciences as a Transdisciplinary Approach for Policy Studies
- Sustainability Sciences: Political and Epistemological Approaches
- Religious Studies and Religious Practice
- Interdisciplinarity in the Fields of Law, Justice, and Criminology
- Health Research, Practice, and Education
- New Public Service through Coproduction
- Information Research on Interdisciplinarity
- Computation and Simulation
- Taming Wickedness by Interdisciplinary Design
- Interdisciplinarity and the Institutional Context of Knowledge in the American Research University
- Peer Review, Interdisciplinarity, and Serendipity
- Interdisciplinarity in Research Evaluation
- The Challenge of Funding Interdisciplinary Research: A Look inside Public Research Funding Agencies
- Toward a New Discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences
- Administering Interdisciplinary Programs
- Interdisciplinarity and the Student Voice
- Interdisciplinary Pedagogies in Higher Education
- Doctoral Student and Early Career Academic Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity
- Facilitating Interdisciplinary Scholars
Abstract and Keywords
Cross-disciplinary team-based research is conducted by collaborators from more than one area of expertise. The quality of the scholarship they produce can be influenced strongly by the quality of their collaborative interactions. A new field of study has emerged, called the science of team science (SciTS), that aims to develop an evidence base for the multilevel factors that hinder or facilitate effective research collaboration, such as team characteristics and processes and institutional, funding, and other conditions. This chapter begins with an overview of team science, including a discussion of the major dimensions and processes that shape science teams and unique considerations for cross-disciplinary teams. The chapter then introduces key concepts and milestones in the SciTS field, and reviews conceptual models that explicate the processes and contextual factors that influence research collaboration. The chapter concludes with a discussion of future directions, including additional evidence needed to promote effective cross-disciplinary teamwork.
Kara L. Hall is the Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) and the Director of the Theories Initiative at National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hall helped launch and build the SciTS field, through her leadership of empirical studies, conceptual work, special journal supplements, the annual SciTS conference, and international visible reports.
Brooke A. Stipelman PhD, spent seven years as a member of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) team at the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her work on the SciTS team was aimed at helping to build an evidence base for effective team science approaches and supporting the translation and dissemination of emerging knowledge and best practices into practical tools and resources.
Amanda L. Vogel, PhD MPH is a member of the Science of Team Science team at the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her work aims to build the evidence base for effective practices in team science, and to disseminate evidence-based practices through development of conceptual models, practical tools, and publicly available resources.
Daniel Stokols is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine. He holds courtesy appointments in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Sciences at UCI. Dr. Stokols served as Director and founding Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine between 1988 and 1998.
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