An actor-specific guideline for quality assurance in transdisciplinary research

  title={An actor-specific guideline for quality assurance in transdisciplinary research},
  author={Thomas Jahn and F. Keil},
Defining and assessing research quality in a transdisciplinary context
A systematic review of the relevant literature found four main principles emerge: relevance, including social significance and applicability; credibility, including criteria of integration and reflexivity, added to traditional criteria of scientific rigor; legitimacy, including criterion of inclusion and fair representation of stakeholder interests, and; effectiveness.
Success in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research
The complexity of sustainable development and societal transitions require both analytical understandings of how coupled human-environment systems function and transdisciplinary science-to-practice
EVOLvINC: EValuating knOwLedge INtegration Capacity in multistakeholder governance
A tool for evaluating knowledge integration capacity in multistakeholder governance (EVOLvINC), which builds on experience and expertise from both the northern and southern hemispheres and was empirically validated with seven science–policy initiatives in six African and Asian countries, enables a structured reflection on the capacity of multistakesholder governance processes to foster knowledge integration.
Conceptualizing the transfer of knowledge across cases in transdisciplinary research
The challenges of knowledge transfer in TD research are specified by distinguishing TD research for policy from conventional evidence-based policy, which relies on generalizing findings, such as randomized controlled trials, and the functions that cases fulfil in other types of research that include basic, applied and ideographic research are compared.
The success of transdisciplinary research for sustainable land use: individual perceptions and assessments
There is currently a strong ‘practice tendency’, while TDR-specific benefits of the scientific knowledge gain remain neglected, indicating several deficits in the application and management of TDR.
Testing the quality of transformative science methods: the example of the Human Scale Development approach
This paper argues that the Human Scale Development approach, introduced by Max-Neef and colleagues in Latin America during the 1980s can serve as a method for transformative science (TSc), and develops an analytical framework that can be deployed to assess the quality of TSc methods.
Towards Transdisciplinarity: a Water Research Programme in Transition
A transition towards a transdisciplinary (TD) approach in science is increasingly called for, yet our understanding of how such transitions actually occur in practice remains limited. This paper
Collaboration between Heterogeneous Practitioners in Sustainability Research: A Comparative Analysis of Three Transdisciplinary Programmes
There is wide agreement about the importance of transdisciplinary research to address complex sustainability issues. Although there is a growing body of literature about the management of


Evaluation of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research: a literature review.
  • J. Klein
  • Psychology
    American journal of preventive medicine
  • 2008
Transdisciplinarity in sustainability research: Diffusion conditions of an institutional innovation
Under the assumption that there is a close interrelatedness between sustainability research and transdisciplinarity, the authors have explored the experiences of researchers in the sustainability
Undisciplined research: the proceduralisation of quality control in transdisciplinary projects
In this paper I argue that so-called trans-disciplinary research, that is problem-oriented, non-technological research outside the disciplinary structure, leads to a strengthening of organisational
Facilitating interdisciplinary work: using quality assessment to create common ground
Newcomers often underestimate the challenges of interdisciplinary work and, as a rule, do not spend sufficient time to allow them to overcome differences and create common ground, which in turn leads
How should the societal impact of research be generated and measured? A proposal for a simple and practicable approach to allow interdisciplinary comparisons
This study would like to introduce an approach which, unlike the currently common case study approach (and others), is relatively simple, can be used in almost every subject area and delivers results regarding societal impact which can be compared between disciplines.