Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Community Practice

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

5-2014

Publisher location

Abington, UK

First Page

189

Last Page

209

Issue Number

2

Volume Number

22

Abstract/ Summary

Community practice and actionable science share a commitment to solving complex problems to promote sustainability. Collective abilities to address these types of problems rely on interdisciplinary collaborations that also offer unique challenges. In this case study of a statewide interdisciplinary setting, we focus on key methodological differences related to problem identification, stakeholder involvement, competing research paradigms, and orientations towards communication. We argue the generative potential in interdisciplinarity is enhanced through sustained effort and attention to difference; acceptance of the ethical responsibility to reflect critically on power in shared decision making spaces; and strategic interventions to continually promote and improve learning.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

McGreavy, B., Silka, L., & Lindenfeld, L. 2014. Interdisciplinarity and Actionable Science: Exploring the generative potential in difference. Journal of Community Practice, Volume 22, Issue 1-2, 2014.

Publisher Statement

© 2014 Informa Group plc

DOI

DOI: 10.1080/10705422.2014.901264

Version

post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing with all author corrections and edits)

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