Methods and interdisciplinarity
L’ouvrage Methods and interdisciplinarity dirigé par Roger Waldeck (Associate Professor at IMT Atlantic and a member of the Laboratoire d’Économie et de Gestion de l’Ouest (LEGO) comprend notamment la participation de Pierre Livet (associate fellow IMéRA, co-organisateur du cycle de recherche Méthodes, et premier directeur du programme Interdisciplinarité de l’IMéRA).
Interdisciplinarity research results from a growing need for multi-perspective methods, and knowledge on complex and multifaceted objects of study. It is not simply scientific research that involves several disciplines, but ultimately, the aim is confronting this knowledge and if possible articulating it coherently. Using specific examples, Methods and Interdisciplinarity categorizes the different modes of interdisciplinarity and discusses the mechanisms of hybridization between them. On the one hand, the book shows how the same issue can be treated according to various points of view from several disciplines, which can give rise to complementary or even contradictory knowledge. On the other hand, it illustrates how methods from some disciplines make it possible to articulate the qualitative or quantitative approaches of others.
L’ouvrage est publié suite à la rencontre de 2018 de Rochebrune (France) intitulée “Rencontres interdisciplinaires sur les systèmes complexes naturels et artificiels”