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dc.contributorKlein, Julie Thompson
dc.contributor.editorJay Wentworth
dc.contributor.editorDavid Sebberson
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-29T18:55:40Z
dc.date.available2016-11-29T18:55:40Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationKlein, Julie Thompson. "Interdisciplinarity and the prospect of complexity: The tests of theory." Issues in Integrative Studies 19 (2001): 43-57.
dc.identifier.issn1081-4760
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/4380
dc.description.abstract"William Newell’s theory of interdisciplinary studies is a timely proposal since complexity is a keyword in contemporary descriptions of interdisciplinarity. Like any other theory, it is subject to a series of questions: (1) Is the theory generalizable, and is it reductive? (2) What relationship does it have to prior theories? (3) Does the theory drive practice, or vice versa? and (4) Is it fruitful? A weighing of these and related questions indicates that complex systems theory has heuristic value for conceptualizing interdisciplinary tasks and affirms crucial elements in the integrative process. However, the technical restrictions cannot account for all phenomena that constitute interdisciplinarity, and the relationship to other theories needs to be assessed."
dc.publisherAssociation for Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.relation.ispartofIssues in Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.titleInterdisciplinarity and the Prospect of Complexity: The Tests of Theory


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