Transdisciplinary Research

Problems and opportunities that possess the characteristics described above demand responses that mirror those characteristics. Accordingly, transdisciplinary research between humanists, social scientists, and life scientists depends on learning the language, methods, and logic of the collaborating disciplines, collectively framing the problem or opportunity, then jointly devising a research plan that allows for the co-creation of solution-oriented knowledge and intervention practices. Thus, transdisciplinary research is a holistic approach to inquiry and understanding that is qualitatively different from the individual inputs represented in the practices of within-discipline researchers.