English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/107716
Share/Impact:
Statistics
logo share SHARE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE
Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:
Title

Motivations for disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration among australian social scientists

AuthorsWoolley, Richard ; Sánchez Barrioluengo, Mabel ; Turpin, Tim
Issue Date2012
Citation4S Annual Meeting (2012)
AbstractAttention is increasingly directed toward better understanding the factors driving collaboration among researchers, particularly collaboration between researches from different disciplinary backgrounds. Previous research suggests that factors such as previous employment in industry, gender and academic rank may be linked to different collaboration strategies among academic researchers. These studies have predominantly focussed on researchers in the natural and physical sciences (Bozeman & Corley 2004; Lee & Bozeman 2005; Bozeman & Gaughan 2011). This study investigates the motivations of researchers to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaboration in the social sciences. Drawing on data from a survey of 698 researchers working in Australia, we consider researchers´ different strategies for collaboration. We analyse whether different strategies are linked to higher involvement in either disciplinary or interdisciplinary collaborations. We also analyse whether different collaboration strategies are linked to an orientation toward either basic or applied research. The paper discusses the findings in relation to policy settings in the Australia research context, particularly incentives and support measures for interdisciplinarity in the social sciences. It goes on to consider the utility of the current findings for policy makers, critically highlighting the tendency for policy-driven research to assume that ‘more collaboration’ is a desirable.
DescriptionTrabajo presentado al Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), celebrado en Copenhague (Dinamarca) del 17 al 20 de Octubre de 2012.
Publisher version (URL)http://www.4sonline.org/meeting/12
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/107716
Appears in Collections:(INGENIO) Comunicaciones congresos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
among australian social.pdf405,31 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record
Review this work
 


WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.