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Tackling wicked problems : through the transdisciplinary imagination

Author: Valerie A Brown; John A Harris; Jacqueline Y Russell
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2010
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Provides readers with a framework and practical examples that guide the design and conduct of their own open-ended enquiries. This book comments on fifteen practical examples of how researchers have  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie A Brown; John A Harris; Jacqueline Y Russell
ISBN: 9781844079247 1844079244 9781844079254 1844079252
OCLC Number: 762100080
Description: xx, 312 s
Contents: Foreword AcknowledgementsPart I: The Ideas1. Towards a Just and Sustainable Future 2. Beyond Disciplinary Confinement to Imaginative Transdisciplinarity 3. A Philosophical Framework for an Open and Critical Transdisciplinary Inquiry 4. Collective Inquiry and Its Wicked Problems 5. Ignorance and Uncertainty Part II: The PracticeOverview6. Conducting an Imaginative Transdisciplinary Inquiry 7. Specialized Inquiry7a 'Now I'm Not an Expert in Anything' 7b Global Inequalities in Research 7c Applying Specialized Knowledge 8. Community-based InquiryOverview8a Inclusive Governance for Sustainability 8b Fences and Windows 8c Calculating Community Risk 9. Organisational InquiryOverview9a Embedded Scales 9b Adaptiveness and Openness 9c Truth, Knowledge and Data 10. Individual-focused Inquiry Overview10a Making Their Way 10b White Skin, Black Masks 10c Exploring the Doctoral Interface 11. Holistic InquiryOverview11a Designerly Ways of Knowing 11b Rethinking Change 11c All Knowledge Is Indigenous Part III: The FutureOverview12. Human Ecology and Open Transdisciplinary Inquiry 13. Can There Be a Community of Practice? GlossaryIndex
Responsibility: ed. by Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris and Jacqueline Y. Russell


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