List of all posts

Below is a list of all blog posts published on the Integration and Implementation Insights blog.


180. Is it legitimate for transdisciplinary research to set out to change society? by Antonietta Di Giulio and Rico Defila

179. Non-certified experts, stakeholders, practitioners… What participants are called defines transdisciplinarity by Antonietta Di Giulio and Rico Defila

178. Using the concept of risk for transdisciplinary assessment by Greg Schreiner

177. Ten essentials for more impactful and integrated research on transformations by Ioan Fazey

176. Five principles of holistic science communication by Suzi Spitzer

175. CoNavigator: Hands-on interdisciplinary problem solving by Katrine Lindvig, Line Hillersdal and David Earle

174. Two types of interdisciplinary scholarship by Andi Hess

173. Overcoming a paradox? Preparing students for transdisciplinary environments by Machiel Keestra

172. Ten steps to make your research more relevant by Christian Pohl, Pius Krütli and Michael Stauffacher

171. Four questions to guide arts-based knowledge translation by Tiina Kukkonen and Amanda Cooper

170. What makes research transdisciplinary? by Liz Clarke


169. To read or not to read… by Gabriele Bammer

168. Three lessons from statistics for interdisciplinarians and fellow travellers by Gabriele Bammer

167. Recognising interdisciplinary expertise by Gabriele Bammer

166. One university’s response to addressing complex real-world problems / Respuesta de una universidad para afrontar problemas complejos del mundo real by Carlos Mataix, Javier Carrasco, Sara Romero and Marcel Bursztyn

165. Are more stakeholders better? by Eleanor Sterling

164. Two lessons for early involvement of stakeholders in research by Obasanjo Oyedele, Martin Atela and Ayo Ojebode

163. Why we should not ignore interdisciplinarity’s critics by Rick Szostak

162. Epistemological obstacles to interdisciplinary research by Evelyn Brister

161. Let’s stop measuring and start improving by Louise Locock

160. Two audiences and five aims of action researchers by Hilary Bradbury

159. Three tasks for transdisciplinary bridge builders by Roderick Lawrence

158. Promotion and tenure policies for interdisciplinary and collaborative research by Julie Thompson Klein and Holly Falk-Krzesinski

157. A new boundary object to promote researcher engagement with policy makers / Un nuevo objeto frontera para promover la colaboración de los investigadores con los tomadores de decisiones by María D. López Rodríguez

156. Undertaking bi-cultural research: Key reflections from a Pākehā (non-Māori) New Zealander by Maria Hepi

155. Sharing mental models is critical for interdisciplinary collaboration by Jen Badham and Gabriele Bammer

154. Co-producing research: Why we need to say what we mean, mean what we say, and learn as we go by Bev Holmes

153. Three schools of transformation thinking by Uwe Schneidewind and Karoline Augenstein

152. Creating community around the Science of Team Science by Stephen Fiore

151. What can action research and transdisciplinarity learn from each other? by Danilo Streck

150. Synthesis centers as critical research infrastructure by Andrew Campbell

149. Managing deep uncertainty: exploratory modeling, adaptive plans and joint sense making by Jan Kwakkel

148. Four best practices for scaling up effective innovations by Amanda Fixsen, Karen Blase and Dean Fixsen

147. Productive multivocal analysis – Part 2: Achieving epistemological engagement by Kristine Lund

146. Productive multivocal analysis – Part 1: Avoiding the pitfalls of interdisciplinarity by Kristine Lund

145. Toolkits for transdisciplinary research by Gabriele Bammer

144. Good practices in system dynamics modelling by Sondoss Elsawah and Serena Hamilton

143. Responsive research – simple, right? The AskFuse case study by Rosemary Rushmer

142. Bringing the Immunity-to-ChangeTM process to the scientific community by Erica Lawlor and Cheryl Vaughan

141. Scaling up amidst complexity by Ann Larson

140. Keys to transformation: Interactions of values, rules and knowledge by Russell Gorddard, Matthew Colloff, Russell Wise and Michael Dunlop

139. Improving mutual consultation among key stakeholders to optimize the use of research evidence by Allison Metz

138. What’s in a name? The role of storytelling in participatory modeling by Alison Singer

137. Learning from Google about inter- and transdisciplinary leadership by Janet Hering

136. Sharing integrated modelling practices – Part 2: How to use “patterns”? by Sondoss Elsawah and Joseph Guillaume

135. Sharing integrated modelling practices – Part 1: Why use “patterns”? by Sondoss Elsawah and Joseph Guillaume

134. Looking for patterns: an approach for tackling tough problems by Scott Peckham

133. Impacts of social learning in transformative research by Flurina Schneider, Lara M. Lundsgaard-Hansen, Thoumthone Vongvisouk, and Julie G. Zähringer

132. Methods for integration in transdisciplinary research by Matthias Bergmann

131. A guide to ontology, epistemology and philosophical perspectives for interdisciplinary researchers by Katie Moon and Deborah Blackman

130. Going beyond ‘context matters’: a lens to bridge knowledge and policy by Leandro Echt and Venesa Weyrauch

129. A primer on policy entrepreneurs by Jo Luetjens

128. Learning to tackle wicked problems through games / Aprendiendo a hacer frente a problemas perversos a través de los juegos/ Apprendre à affronter les problèmes sournois à travers les jeux by Claude Garcia, Anne Dray and Patrick Waeber

127. Scoping: Lessons from environmental impact assessment by Peter Mulvihill

126. Knowledge mapping technologies by Jack Park

125. The path perspective on modelling projects by Tuomas Lahtinen, Joseph Guillaume and Raimo Hämäläinen

124. Three theories to help overcome change resistance in service design implementation by Ricardo Martins

123. Successful implementation demands a great liaison person: Nine tips on making it work by Abby Haynes on behalf of CIPHER (Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence from Research)

122. Team science glossary by Sawsan Khuri and Stefan Wuchty

121. Transkillery! What skills are needed to be a boundary crosser? by Dena Fam, Tanzi Smith and Dana Cordell

120. Ten lessons from a transdisciplinary PhD program in sustainability development by Marianne Penker

119. Complexity and agent-based modelling by Richard Taylor and John Forrester

118. Making sense of wicked problems by Bethany Laursen

117. Values, confidence, and time: What researchers should consider when engaging with civil society organisations by William Allen

116. Argument-based tools to account for uncertainty in policy analysis and decision support by Sven Ove Hansson and Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn

115. Overturning the design of outcome measures by Diana Rose

114. Designing for impact in transdisciplinary research by Cynthia Mitchell, Dena Fam and Dana Cordell

113. Whose side are we on and for whom do we write? by Jon Warren and Kayleigh Garthwaite

112. Critical back-casting by Gerald Midgely

111. Building a better bridge: the role of research mediators by Jessica Shaw

110. Citizen science and participatory modeling by Rebecca Jordan and Steven Gray

109. Six actions to mobilise knowledge in complex systems by Bev Holmes and Allan Best

108. Unintended consequences of honouring what communities value and aspire to by Melissa Robson

107. Models as ‘interested amateurs’ by Pete Barbrook-Johnson

106. Enabling co-creation: From learning cycles to aligning values, rules and knowledge by Lorrae van Kerkhoff

105. Research team performance by Jennifer E. Cross and Hannah Love

104. Getting to a shared definition of a “good” solution in collaborative problem-solving by Doug Easterling

103. Taboo triangles by Charles Lines

102. Dealing with deep uncertainty: Scenarios by Laura Schmitt Olabisi

101. Pro-active learning to improve interdisciplinary processes by Laura R. Meagher


100. Complexity, diversity, modelling, power, trust, unknowns… Who is this blog for? by Gabriele Bammer

99. Two barriers to interdisciplinary thinking in the public sector and how time graphs can help by Jane MacMaster

98. Cross-cultural collaborative research: A reflection from New Zealand by Jeff Foote

97. Material resources for transdisciplinary research by Chris Riedy

96. Powhiri: An indigenous example of collaboration from New Zealand by Rawiri Smith

95. Four simple questions for navigating the knowledge mobilisation swamp by Vicky Ward

94. The strength of failing (or how I learned to love ugly babies) by Randall J. Hunt

93. Storytelling ethnography as a way of doing transdisciplinary research by Jane Palmer

92. Advocate or Honest Broker? by Gabriele Bammer

91. Learning through modeling by Kirsten Kainz

90. The integrative role of landscape by David Brunckhorst, Jamie Trammell and Ian Reeve

89. Uncertainty in participatory modeling – what can we learn from management research? by Antonie Jetter

88. Collaboration, difference and busyness by Gabriele Bammer

87. Model complexity – What is the right amount? by Pete Loucks

86. Four things everyone should know about ignorance by Michael Smithson

85. Problem framing and co-creation by Graeme Nicholas

84. Key readings about interdisciplinarity/ Lecturas clave sobre interdisciplina by Bianca Vienni

83. Improving health care services through Experience-based Co-design by Glenn Robert and Annette Boaz

82. Six lessons about change that affect research impact by Gabriele Bammer

81. A co-creation challenge: Aligning research and policy processes by Katrin Prager

80. The ‘methods section’ in research publications on complex problems – Purpose by Gabriele Bammer

79. Should I trust that model? by Val Snow

78. From integration to interaction: A knowledge ecology framework by Zoë Sofoulis

77. Creating a pragmatic complexity culture / La creación de una cultura pragmática de la complejidad by Cristina Zurbriggen

76. Five principles for achieving impact by Mark Reed

75. ICTAM: Bringing mental models to numerical models by Sondoss Elsawah

74. A governance compass by Tim Gieseke

73. Participatory processes and participatory modelling: The sustainable procedure framework by Beatrice Hedelin

72. Harnessing analogies for creativity and problem solving by Christian Schunn

71. Where are the stakeholders in implementation science? by Allison Metz and Annette Boaz

70. Integration, part 2: The “how” by Julie Thompson Klein

69. Who sets the rules around co-creation by Lorrae van Kerkhoff

68. Integration, part 1: The “what” by Julie Thompson Klein

67. Making predictions under uncertainty by Joseph Guillaume

66. Why are interdisciplinary research proposals less likely to be funded? (Reblog) by Gabriele Bammer

65. Advice to graduate students on becoming “translational” by Alexis Erwin

64. Two frameworks for scoping by Gabriele Bammer

63. Social science identities in interdisciplinary research and education by Eric Toman

62. A process model for teaching interdisciplinary research by Machiel Keestra

61. Creativity in co-creation by Annette Boaz

60. In praise of multidisciplinarity by Gabriele Bammer

59. Is co-creation more than participation? by Katrin Prager

58. Training translational ecologists: moving from accidental to intentional by Mark Brunson

57. Art and participatory modelling by Hara Woltz and Eleanor Sterling

56. Ten communication tips for translational scientists by Sunshine Menezes

55. The interplay between knowledge and power / La interacción entre el conocimiento y el poder by Cristina Zurbriggen

54. From fountain to firehose by David Feldon

53. Co-creation without systems thinking can be dangerous by Gerald Midgley

52. What makes a translational ecologist? Part 3 Dispositional attributes by Translational Ecology Group

51. Ideas for Sustainability. Leverage points is a useful concept in many fronts by Joern Fischer (reblogged)

50. Co-production: it’s all about relationships by Kirsten Kainz

49. What makes a translational ecologist? Part 2 Skills by Translational Ecology Group

48. Tool users old and new: why we need models by Suzanne Pierce

47. What makes a translational ecologist? Part 1 Knowledge by Translational Ecology Group

46. Models as narratives by Alison Singer

45. What is translational ecology? by Translational Ecology Group

44. Serious gaming: helping stakeholders address community problems by Nagesh Kolagani

43. Playing around with PARTICIPOLOGY by Alister Scott

42. Choosing a model: If all you have is a hammer… by Jen Badham

41. Eight institutional practices to support interdisciplinary research by Margaret Palmer, Jonathan Kramer, James Boyd, and David Hawthorne

40. Virtues and vices of real-world co-creation by Quassim Cassam

39. Integrating Disciplines / Integrando Disciplinas by Marcel Bursztyn, Gabriela Litre and Stéphanie Nasuti

38. Five Steps for Managing Diversity to Create Synergy by Doug Easterling

37. Facilitating multidisciplinary decision making by Bob Dick

36. Eight Strategies for Co-creation by Arnim Wiek

35. Six types of unknowns in interdisciplinary research by Gabriele Bammer

34. Can co-creation achieve better outcomes for people and communities? by Deborah Ghate

33. Knowledge synthesis and external representations by Deana Pennington

32. Responding to stakeholders – lessons learnt by Klaus Hubacek and Christina Prell

31. Designing applied research for impact by Andrew Campbell

30. Modeling as empowerment by Laura Schmitt Olabisi

29. Transdisciplinarity: Learning together to teach together by BinBin Pearce, Carolina Adler and Christian Pohl

28. Should water scientists be advocates? by Patricia Gober

27. Looking over the horizon for team effectiveness by Stephen M. Fiore

26. La modélisation participative, un lieu privilégié pour l’interdisciplinarité? / Participatory modeling: an ideal place for interdisciplinarity? by Pierre Bommel

25. Should researchers be honest brokers or advocates? by John Callewaert

24. Towards an evaluation framework for participatory modeling by Miles McNall

23. Research impact: six kinds of change by Gabriele Bammer

22. Moving from models that synthesize to models that innovate by Pete Loucks

21. The knowledge practice paradox by Robert Duiveman

20. Facilitating participatory modeling by Rebecca Jordan

19. Working together for better outcomes: lessons for funders, researchers, and researcher partners by Kit Macleod

18. Modeling as social practice by  Jeremy Trombley

17. Ten dimensions of integration: guidelines for modellers by Serena Hamilton and Tony Jakeman

16. Why participatory models need to include cultural models by Michael Paolisso

15. Do we need to discipline interdisciplinarity? by Gabriele Bammer

14. Fire together, wire together: the role of funding bodies in supporting interdisciplinary research by Mohammad Momenian

13. What is the role of theory in transdisciplinary research? by Workshop Group on Theory at 2015 Basel International Transdisciplinary Conference

12. Let’s play: co-creating award courses for designing, teaching, researching, and facilitating transdisciplinarity – Transacademic Interface Managers as an example by Katja Brundiers and Arnim Wiek

11. Three options for research impact: informing, driving, triggering By Gabriele Bammer

10. Can mapping mental models improve research implementation? by Katrin Prager

9. Supporting academics’ learning to design, teach and research transdisciplinary programs in higher education: what’s the state of play? by Tanja Golja and Dena Fam

8. The promise of using similar methods across disciplines by Allison Metz

7. Where to publish? Journals for research integration and implementation concepts, methods and processes by Gabriele Bammer

6. Practicality In Complexity (reblogged) by Nora Bateson


5. Reinventing science? From open source to open science by Alexey Voinov

4. Co-creation, co-design, co-production, co-construction: same or different? by Allison Metz

3. Modelling is the language of scientific discovery by Steven Gray

2. Distinguishing between multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinarity – ‘theological’ hair-splitting or essential categorisation? by Gabriele Bammer

1. Why set up a blog site before you want to use it? First we need to find each other… by Gabriele Bammer