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A practical exploration of the feasibility of integrative multidisciplinary research from a broad ecohealth perspective in South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Van Eeden, Elize S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T13:33:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T13:33:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Van Eeden, E.S. 2011. A practical exploration of the feasibility of integrative multidisciplinary research from a broad ecohealth perspective in South Africa. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 7(2):253-272, Dec. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5271
dc.description.abstract This discussion is a deliberation on the progress towards the possibility of carrying out feasible research according to an Integrative Multidisciplinary (IMD) research methodology (theoretically and practically). To explore the IMD research methodology, a group of researchers from several disciplines started discussions in early February 2011 to plan a pilot research process in the Bekkersdal Township of the municipal region of Westonaria (Gauteng, South Africa). It was decided that the focus of research would be on exploring a broad definition of ecohealth to accommodate several disciplines and to attempt to produce a “package” of research results from many disciplinary angles. These results will eventually be discussed and refined through interdisciplinary (ID) and transdisciplinary (TD) research phases to “contain” consolidated reflections of the status of the well-being of the Bekkersdal community. However, the primary research question remains: whether it is possible to do research using IMD methodology, and whether this proposed methodology is more promising and constructive as an aid to understanding and disseminating research from various disciplinary angles than other methodologies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher North-West University en_US
dc.subject Integrative Multidisciplinary research en_US
dc.subject Ecohealth en_US
dc.subject Bekkersdal township en_US
dc.subject Westonaria en_US
dc.subject Gauteng en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Humanities en_US
dc.subject Social sciences en_US
dc.title A practical exploration of the feasibility of integrative multidisciplinary research from a broad ecohealth perspective in South Africa. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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