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The
Pursuit of
Transdisciplinary
Research

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by Nathan J. McNeese

Eight Recommendations for Integrating Disciplines

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ignificant strides are being made to produce
more transdisciplinary research in the sys-
tems, man, and cybernetics (SMC) communi-
ty, which is inherently interdisciplinary. To
produce effective transdisciplinary SMC
work, perspectives from multiple disciplines must be
integrated. Yet, continued work is still needed to help
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promote the transdisciplinary nature of SMC and encour-
age more transdisciplinary work in this area. This article
offers eight recommendations for developing foundation-
al transdisciplinary SMC-based research. These recom-
mendations relate to the following areas: 1) academic
training, 2) a shared and common language, 3) the need for
transdisciplinarity, 4) problem space requirements, 5)
shared spaces and mechanisms, 6) team science and cog-
nition, 7) credit, and 8) metrics to measure transdisci-
plinary performance.
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