Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary Research : Case studies from health and social science

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Interdisciplinary inquiry has begun to receive widespread attention because of the rich, creative contributions it often generates. But a host of factors, institutional, interpersonal and intellectual, also makes undertaking such research a daunting challenge for potential scientific partners. This volume is a practical guide to the most effective avenues for collaborative and integrative research in the social, behavioural, and biomedical sciences. What is the best way to conduct research programs in these areas? How do you identify appropriate collaborators? How do you find dedicated funding streams? How do you overcome peer-review and publishing challenges? This volume presents a series of case studies of successful interdisciplinary research programs, which provide a variety of models of how best to undertake interdisciplinary research in health and human science.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 20 line illustrations
  • 0195324277
  • 9780195324273

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"Fills a gap in the academic and practice literature. Its interdisciplinary nature is highly attractive. Prevents professional Myopia. Helps remind us that great practitioners can be terrible teachers. Every issue contains at least one useful idea. In today's publishing world that is a major accomplishment. --Harris Chaiklin, Professor, University of Maryland at BaltimoreInteresting, informative, and motivationsal. The variety of subjects and perspectives . . . enhance my own latent interest in several areas of supervision and field instruction. . . . Excellent! -Donald R. Bardill, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee"Each of this welcome volume's case studies of successful interdisciplinary collaborations related to health is not only intrinsically interesting, but also illuminates how such research can be conducted."-- Steven E. Hyman, Provost, Harvard University, and former Director, National Institute of Mental Health"Each of this welcome volume's case studies of successful interdisciplinary collaborations related to health is not only intrinsically interesting, but also illuminates how such research can be conducted."--Steven E. Hyman, Provost, Harvard University, and former Director, National Institute of Mental HealthIn sum, this is a first-rate work with a first-rate message." --The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease"Many talk about the virtues of working across disciplines: this volume reveals how it can be accomplished."-Harvey V. Fineberg, President, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academies"Each of this welcome volume's case studies of successful interdisciplinary collaborations related to health is not only intrinsically interesting, but also illuminates how such research can be conducted."--Steven E. Hyman, Provost, Harvard University, and former Director, National Institute of Mental HealthIn sum, this is a first-rate work with a first-rate message." --The Journal of Nervous and Mental DiseaseInteresting, informative, and motivationsal. The variety of subjects and perspectives . . . enhance my own latent interest in several areas of supervision and field instruction. . . . Excellent! -Donald R. Bardill, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, Florida State University, TallahasseeFills a gap in the academic and practice literature. Its interdisciplinary nature is highly attractive. Prevents professional Myopia. Helps remind us that great practitioners can be terrible teachers. Every issue contains at least one useful idea. In today's publishing world that is a major accomplishment. --Harris Chaiklin, Professor, University of Maryland at Baltimore"Each of this welcome volume's case studies of successful interdisciplinary collaborations related to health is not only intrinsically interesting, but also illuminates how such research can be conducted."-- Steven E. Hyman, Provost, Harvard University, and former Director, National Institute of Mental Health"Many talk about the virtues of working across disciplines: this volume reveals how it can be accomplished."-Harvey V. Fineberg, President, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academies"The book is likely to be of value not only to scientists but also to decision makers in universities, institutions, and funding agencies. The authors not only summarize interesting and important bodies of work, but also highlight bumps and directions along the winding road they took to achieve such success in their respective interdisciplinary fields."--Journal of Clinical Psychiatry"For helpful work on interdisciplinary teaching and research specifically in the social sciences, I recommended [this book]."--Robert Axelrod, in his Presidential Address to the American Political Science Associationshow more

Table of contents

PART I: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: THE SOCIAL WORLD AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AND DISEASE; PART II: MIND MATTERS: AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE; PART III: POSITIVE HEALTH: WHAT NOURISHES WHO FLOURISHES?; PART IV: IN SEARCH OF METHUSELAH: POPULATION PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH AND LONGEVITY; PART V: A TALE OF TWO CITIES: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF HIV/AIDSshow more