Abstract

This article is a discussion on interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in doctoral works in the making disciplines, which include art, design, architecture and affiliated areas. The article includes examples from nine doctoral theses in the making disciplines that are the objects of investigation in the doctoral thesis of the author. This article holds that while interdisciplinary approaches contribute to sharing knowledge and have the potential to communicate research outputs to a broader audience, transdisciplinarity has an even wider scope of knowledge sharing. Hence, inter- and transdisciplinarity are catalysts, by the crossing of discipline borders, that allow knowledge and understanding to be transmitted. However, disciplinary and field-specific research is required for in-depth knowledge building.

Keywords:

Interdisciplinarity; transdisciplinarity; the making disciplines; doctoral theses

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Transdisciplinary Doctorates in the Making Disciplines

This article is a discussion on interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in doctoral works in the making disciplines, which include art, design, architecture and affiliated areas. The article includes examples from nine doctoral theses in the making disciplines that are the objects of investigation in the doctoral thesis of the author. This article holds that while interdisciplinary approaches contribute to sharing knowledge and have the potential to communicate research outputs to a broader audience, transdisciplinarity has an even wider scope of knowledge sharing. Hence, inter- and transdisciplinarity are catalysts, by the crossing of discipline borders, that allow knowledge and understanding to be transmitted. However, disciplinary and field-specific research is required for in-depth knowledge building.

 

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