|Date & Hours:
|Thursday, December 10, 2015, 13:00 – 17:00
Friday, December 11, 2015, 9:00 – 12:00
|Seminar Room 1 & 2, RIHN ( → Access)
|Future Earth Unit, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
|Kei Omotaka,Future Earth Unit, RIHN
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and compare the transdisciplinary research evaluation among Asian countries. We will be inviting following researchers who is working on the evaluation of the TD research evaluation in China, Vietnam and Japan.
The interest in transdisciplinary research (TR) has grown considerably in the past decade and the emphasis that the new international initiative Future Earth is putting on co-design and co-production of research has further increased the attention given to transdisciplinarity. There are many characterizations of TR, but, for the purpose of this workshop, we will define it as research that aims to contribute to real-world problem solving and that combines different types of knowledge in partnering with societal stakeholders. TR can be viewed as belonging to a family of approaches that also includes participatory research, action research, and perhaps also participatory development planning. The TR process brings challenges of collaboration across disciplines and beyond the academic world and aims to contribute to outcomes in society. This interdisciplinary nature and societal outcome-orientation mean that evaluation of TR cannot be confined to criteria such as publication records. TR needs to come to grips with evaluating the quality of the research (-collaboration) process and the contributions to societal outcomes as well. In this workshop we will examine these issues through the presentation of a set of case studies of TR and reflections on evaluation processes, followed by structured discussion.
Bridging the gaps between natural and social sciences in TR
Gaps between scientific research and community level adaptation
Working with stakeholders in irrigation management in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Urban Development with Co-benefits Approach
An adaptation of Outcome Harvesting as a tool for evaluation: Experiences of the Ecohealth Field Building Leadership Initiative
Interdisciplinary methods in Water-Energy-Food Nexus Research
Reflections on using bibliometric tools to evaluate research with stakeholders.
The workshop will run over two half days (afternoon of December 10 and morning of December 11), with the option to extend into the second afternoon depending on progress of the discussions.▲PAGE TOP