SETTING UP A TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT
Phase 1: problem framing
From a theoretical point of view, transdisciplinary projects are split into three distinct phases: The phases of ‘Problem framing’, ‘Jointly conducting research’, and ‘Exploring the impact’. During the coming chapters, Christian Pohl will guide you through these project phases and introduce the major tasks, challenges, and milestones of each.
The first phase of a transdisciplinary project includes, amongst others, defining the societal problem to work on, the researchers and further actors to be involved, and clarifying the roles and responsibilities. Some of the major challenges in the first phase of a transdisciplinary project are named.
Can you identify this first phase and associated tasks or challenges in your own transdisciplinary projects? How would you approach this with your team?
Educator: Prof. Dr. Christian Pohl