TRANSDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE METHODOLOGY

Orhan Güvenen

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to analyze the fundamentals of transdisciplinary science methodology. Transdisciplinarity requires the interactions and iterations of many different scientific disciplines. It is targeted to the problem solving optimization. In science methodology interdisciplinary or pluridisciplinary approach gets in general specific knowledge from each disciplines and makes a synthesis. De facto this is a case of under optimality. Transdisciplinarity requires that scientist or scientists contributing to the research, are targeted to the defined problem interactions, iterations. They are aiming to understand each discipline’s specific approach, by using input of various scientific disciplines and through several interactions with each other, converging to the targeted problem solution optimization. It avoids, specifically in social sciences, the subset and partial analysis approach which is quasi systematic and under optimal. To illustrate this transdisciplinary science methodology we may consider that nanoscience and nanotechnology, due their pluralistic and interaction structures, are de facto transdisciplinary.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

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