Transdisciplinary research: understanding the stakeholder perspective

Bracken, Louise J., Bulkeley, H.A. and Whitman, G. (2015) Transdisciplinary research: understanding the stakeholder perspective. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58 (7). pp. 1291-1308. ISSN 0964-0568

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It is accepted that the effective uptake of academic research into policy and practice requires the active involvement of stakeholders. However, understanding participation from the perspectives of stakeholders remains poorly understood. We show that non-academic participants bring multiple knowledges and expertises vital to research. We demonstrate that flexibility in terms of how research is framed, conducted and in the meaning of what constitutes “success” is crucial. We argue that research needs to move towards co-produced transdisciplinary research. In doing so, research can be more representative of stakeholder interests and knowledges, and also make important contributions to academic impact.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: We would like to thank RELU for funding the research and all those who participated in the workshop.
Uncontrolled Keywords: transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, co-production, stakeholder, dialogue
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 15:38
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 15:45

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