Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
- Allen F. Repko - University of Texas at Arlington (Retired)
- Rick Szostak - University of Alberta, Canada
- Michelle Phillips Buchberger - Miami University of Ohio, USA
Arts & Humanities | Research Methods
This text is comprehensive in approach, yet broken into three major parts that are easy for students to follow and to use to build their own work (I especially like the “learning outcomes” for each chapter). Its strength is that it situates interdisciplinary studies from the perspective of an undergraduate.
I would recommend this text to others. I find the book has more detail than the text I currently use and seems more appropriate as an introductory text given the level of students I normally teach in this course. It is a comprehensive and needed study of the literature of the field.
I am very likely to recommend this book. Our department continues to look for an introductory text that is friendly to undergraduate students, and this might fit the bill. The strengths of the book like in the emphasis on interdisciplinarity as an activity/process, the explanation of historical context, and the combination of theory and practice.
This book is comprehensive. The authors provide thoughtful support for the main ideas and ‘unpack’ technical and complex ideas. The use of examples and end of chapter exercises is consistent with learning theory. The integration of cognitive theory into the early chapters is a strength. Similarly, pointing out areas of interdisciplinary work that are contested strengthens the legitimacy of this work.
clear, short, specific to our program, is one of very few in Interdisciplinary studies.
A good companion text for my class; accordingly, I have placed this title on my "Recommended" reading list.
Waiting approval for course to begin
A useful and easy to read text that really does provide an introduction to interdisciplinary research.
This book fits the needs of the course.
Book is designed an written to the level of my students. I like the fact that it addresses issues demonstrating the scope of interdisciplinary studies plus the research component.