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Transdisciplinarity as an inference technique to achieve a better understanding in the health and environmental sciences

Annerstedt, Matilda (2010). Transdisciplinarity as an inference technique to achieve a better understanding in the health and environmental sciences. International journal of environmental research and public health. 7:6, 2692-2707
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7062692

Abstract

The problems of the world are not categorised into disciplines. They are far more complex, a reality that the tradition of transdisciplinary research has recognised. When faced with questions in public health and sustainability, the traditional scientific paradigm often seems inadequate, and, at least in medicine, transdisciplinary research has not yet been fully appreciated or acknowledged. This lack of recognition may be partly caused by a lack of cooperation between disciplines and between science and society. In this paper, I discuss some of the challenges that scientists and policymakers face in public health and environment within a methodological context. I present transdisciplinarity as a modern research tool that should be applied in research in health and the environment and argue that these topics can be approached beyond the inherent obstacle of incommensurability between disciplines. Thus, a small step might be taken in this immense research arena.

Authors/Creators:Annerstedt, Matilda
Title:Transdisciplinarity as an inference technique to achieve a better understanding in the health and environmental sciences
Series/Journal:International journal of environmental research and public health (10382270)
Year of publishing :June 2010
Volume:7
Number:6
Page range:2692-2707
Publisher:MDPI
Language:English
Additional Information:This article is published in its original form with permission from Open Access publisher MPDI. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS > Health and medical services in society
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING
Keywords:public health, environment, transdisciplinarity , integrative patterns, cooperation, ecology, human behaviour, philosophy of science, collaboration, sustainability, methodology , globalisation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-294
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-294
ID Code:5056
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology
Deposited By: Jenny Casey Eriksson
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:36

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