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Research on Scientific Research
A Transdisciplinary Study
Mauro Maldonatois a psychiatrist and Professor
at the University of Basilicata, Italy. He was a visiting professor
at many universities in Europe and America. His research focuses
on the fields of evaluation of neurophysiological findings from
an epistemologic perspective.
Ricardo Pietrobon is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor at Duke University, USA. His research focuses on the study of process in biomedical research from a systems perspective. He currently directs a research network with ramifications in the US, South America and Europe
Scientific Research sets out to explain how scientific research
is conducted. Editors Mauro Maldonato and Ricardo Pietrobon and
Contributors focus on the emerging inter/transdisciplinary dimensions
of research. They use an approach grounded in the sciences of complexity
to counteract the disciplinary fragmentation and decontextualization
created by a reductionist approach.
The underlying theme throughout all the chapters is a practical focus on improving the way practitioners conduct and educate for scientific research. By rejecting the reductionistic approach to science, the authors propose research platforms that offer a broader perspective on the nature and practice of research, and the implications thereof for more complex and productive research environments.
This volume combines leading-edge essays that focus on the inter/ transdisciplinary study of research systems, from a group of international researchers from Italy, the UK and the United States. While the book is essential reading for all those involved in planning scientific research projects, the arguments put forward for the conduct of research have broader implications and applications for the social sciences and education.
|Paperback Price:||£22.50 / $49.50|
|Release Date:||January 2010|
|Page Extent / Format:||224 pp. / 229 x 152 mm|
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: What is Research on Research?
Ricardo Pietrobon and Mauro Maldonato
2 Scientific Innovation, Innovation
Architects, and Interdisciplinary Ecologies: A Theoretical
Ricardo Pietrobon, Jatin Shah, and Mauro Maldonato
3 Research about Research as a Psychologist Views It
Santo Di Nuovo
4 Dilemmas as Complex Universes of Discourse
5 Embodied Mind and Knowledge: Prolegomena for a Neuro-Phenomenological Theory
Mauro Maldonato and Silvia Dell’Orco
6 Mirror Neurons and Skilful Coping: Motor Intentionality between Sensorimotor and Ideomotor Schemata in Goal-Directed Actions
7 Modern Science as a New Philosophy of Nature: From a non-Euclidean Description of Proteins to Biomaterials
Antonio Mario Tamburro
8 Transdisciplinarity and Creative
Inquiry in Transformative Education: Researching the Research
9 A Complex Ethics for Scientific Knowledge
Edgard de Assis Carvalho
10 Notes on the Complex Method and the Challenges of Research
Maria da Conceição de Almeida
11 Revisiting James in Light of Dreyfus: Consciousness, Decision-Making, and Implications for Science
Ricardo Pietrobon, Massimiliano Cappuccio,
and Mauro Maldonato
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