Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods

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The landscape of contemporary research is characterized by growing interdisciplinarity, and disciplinary boundaries are blurring faster than ever. Yet while interdisciplinary methods, and methodological innovation in general, are often presented as the `holy grail' of research, there are few examples or discussions of their development and `behaviour' in the field.

This Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research presents a bold intervention by showcasing a diversity of stimulating approaches. Over 50 experienced researchers illustrate the challenges, but also the rewards of doing and representing interdisciplinary research through their own methodological developments. Featured projects cover a variety of scales and topics, from small art-science collaborations to the `big data' of mass observations.

Each section is dedicated to an aspect of data handling, from collection, classification, validation to communication to research audiences. Most importantly, Interdisciplinary Methods presents a distinctive approach through its focus on knowledge as process, defamiliarising and reworking familiar practices such as experimenting, archiving, observing, prototyping or translating.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 Line drawings, black and white; 36 Halftones, black and white; 49 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138886874
  • 9781138886872

Table of contents

Celia Lury - General introduction, Section 1: Making and Assembling, 1. Rachel Fensham & Alexandra Heller McCrea - Making and Assembling: Towards a Conjectural Paradigm for Interdisciplinary Research, 2. Harmony Bench - Arranging, 3. Matthew Reason - Drawing, 4. Thomas Jellis - Experimenting, 5. Margaret Wertheim - Figuring, 6. Rebecca Coleman - Imaging,7. Ramon Lobato - Rescaling, 8. Jennifer Green - Sand-drawing, 9. Catherine Ayres and David Bissell - Suspending. Section 2: Capturing and Composing 1. Emma Uprichard - Capturing and Composing: Doing the Epistemic and the Ontic Together, 2. Ana Teixeira de Melo -Abducting, 3. Luciana Duranti - Archiving, 4. Holger Poetzsch - Bordering, 5. Charles Ragin - Casing, 6. Leila Dawney - Diffracting, 7. Leila Dawney - Figurationing, 8. Moritz Wedell - Notating, 9. Alberto Corsin Jimenez - Prototyping, 10. Carolin Gerlitz - Retrieving, 11. Barbara Adam - Timing, 12. Greg McInerny - Visualising. Section 3: Engaging and Distributing, 1. Sybille Lammes - Engaging and Distributing, 2. Laura U Marks - Affective analysis, 3. Tommaso Venturini, Anders Munk, Axel Meunier - Data-sprinting, 4. Jussi Parikka - Digging, 5. Richard Rogers - Issuecrawling, 6. Monika Buscher - Moving methods, 7. Miguel Angel Sicart - Playing with Ethics, 8. Derek McCormack and Sasha Engelmann - Sensing atmospheres. Section 4: Of Interdisciplinarity, 1. Angela Last - Of Interdisciplinarity, 2. Gail Davies and Helen Scalway - Diagramming, 3. Nina Lykke & Angela Last - Conversation Between Angela Last and Nina Lykke, 4. Tahani Nadim - Haunting Seedy Connections, 5. Stephanie Newell, Patrick Oloko, John Uwa, Olutoyosi Tokun, Jane Nebe, Job Mwaura, Rebeccah Onwong'a, Ann Kirori & Claire Craig - Dirty Methods as Ethical Methods? Section 5: Valuing and Validating, 1. Mike Michael - Valuing and Validating: On the `Success' of Interdisciplinary Research, 2. Mike Michael - compromising, 3. Cal DiSalvo - Deriving, 4. Yoko Akama and Sarah Pink - Disrupting, 5. Manuel Tironi - Dissenting, 6. Tuur Driesser - Exemplifying, 7. Priska Gisler - Explaining, 8. Joanna Latimer & Rolland Munro - Generalizing, 9. Catriona Elder & Jonathon Potskin - Interdisciplines, and Indigenous research and methodologies, 10. Anne Galloway - Troubling, 11. Alan Irwin and Maja Horst - Problem Making, 12. Connor Graham - Projecting, 13. Gay Hawkins - Qualifying, 14. Masato Fukushima - Scaling, 15. Alex Wilkie - Speculating, 16. Jane Calvert - Wedging
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About Celia Lury

Celia Lury is Professor and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick.

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is a research assistantã at theã Victorian College of the Arts,ã University of Melbourne. She has written five books on cult, horror and exploitation cinema, most recentlyã Ms. 45ã for Columbia University Press/Wallflower'sã Cultographiesã series.

Rachel Fensham is a dance and theatre scholar, and is Professor andã Assistant Dean of the Digital Studio, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.ã ã

Sybille Lammes is Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Leiden.

Angela Lastã is Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of Leicester. ã

Mike Michaelã is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter. ã

Emma Uprichardã is Reader at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. ã


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