UROP Project

How to make interdisciplinary work successful - An empirical investigation of individual and institutional factors in interdisciplinary team work

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1090
Category:
Keine eindeutige Zuordnung
Field:
Psychology
Faculty:
7
Organisation unit:
Institute of Psychology, Chair for Personnel and Organizational Psychology
Language Skills:
fluency in English
Computer Skills:
previous experience with statistical software (SPSS or R) helpful, but not required

MoveOn

Measure 1.2: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research

The grand challenges of today will not be solved by a single discipline alone - interdisciplinary work that integrates insights and methods from different disciplines will be necessary to provide helpful solutions to big questions. Interdisciplinary research has greatly increased in the past years, however, many interdisciplinary research projects fail to be integrative and remain at a multidisciplinary point of view. Interdisciplinary's potential is not used in that case. We want to investigate how integrative work can be a success. Using a daily diary approach we will investigate both individual factors (e.g., previous experience with interdisciplinarity, openness, disciplinary identity) and organizational factors (e.g., supervisor support, interdependence) and how they affect day-to-day interactions in interdisciplinary teams.

Task

You will find your own topic within the project depending on your interests. You will then be involved in the entire research process - from the literature review, to the preparation of scales and the data collection (this might be already ongoing), to the analysis of data for your research topic and the presentation of your results.

Requirements

psychology student