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"research that traverses or transcends disciplinary boundaries and which synthesise or integrate methods and knowledge from multiple disciplinary domains."
But, given that most PhDs are completed in one discipline, how do researchers learn to cross those borders?
And why would they?
The short answer is that we live in a complex world and no discipline can find all the answers to the challenges it reveals.
Working epistemologically and methodologically in only one discipline is necessarily limiting because so are disciplines.
Limits aren't inherently bad, but they are, well, limits.
Research can sometimes feel like a jigsaw puzzle and, sometimes, half the pieces are under the couch or in another box.