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Preliminary Report of Literature Review on Understandings of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research

Vienni Baptista, Bianca; Maryl, Maciej; Wciślik, Piotr; Fletcher, Isabel; Buchner, Anna; Wallace, Doireann; Pohl, Christian

Thompson Klein, Julie
Project leader(s)
Ohlmeyer, Jane
Project member(s)
Schriber, Lucien; Taylor Wesselink, Keisha; Lyall, Catherine; Spaapen, Jack

This report presents emerging findings from a literature review being undertaken as part of the SHAPE-ID Horizon 2020 project (, which addresses the challenge of improving interdisciplinary research (IDR) and transdisciplinary research (TDR) between Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) disciplines and other scientific disciplines. The report describes efforts to build a robust sample of literature, aligning qualitative and quantitative methodologies and beginning to map understandings and factors for success and failure in the literature.

We are grateful to the OpenAire team (Harry Dimitropoulos and Claudio Atzori) for providing the metadata for the analysis and to Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (Juliusz Pukacki and Cezary Mazurek) for providing the virtual R-Studio machine capable of crunching data analysed in this project.
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