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What type of knowledge is transferred across transdisciplinary case studies?
Hirsch Hadorn, Gertrude
- Conference Paper
In transdisciplinary research, researchers work with actors from civil society, the public and private sectors. Together they investigate a socially relevant problem in a concrete case. On the one hand, it is important to learn from each of these cases in their unique context. On the other hand, however, it is unclear under what conditions the knowledge gained from a specific case on a given problem can be transferred to another case. In this study, we investigate how researchers and stakeholders think about this transferability of knowledge. First, we ask if considerations for knowledge transfer are present, and if so, which specific findings or research outcomes are considered transferable by researchers and stakeholders involved in the project. In this presentation, we outline preliminary results and analyses to identify and reveal the types of knowledge considered transferable, and considerations that researchers and stakeholders make for transferability across cases. Overall, the social significance of this research is a critical view on how co-production of knowledge about a problem in a specific case applies to another case. This research aims to show whether researchers and stakeholders make such claims on knowledge transfer, and if they do what considerations they apply. For transdisciplinarity, we expect that these results contribute to an ongoing discussion of quality in transdisciplinary research results, specifically on the question of conditions under which results can be applied to other cases Show more
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162781 - What counts for transferability of knowledge across cases in transdisciplinary research? (SNF)
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