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Transdisciplinary Research on Indoor Environment and Health as a Social Process

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Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Technology and Society, Malmö University, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 205 06 Malmö, Sweden
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Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Academic Editors: Gianluigi de Gennaro, Jolanda Palmisani and Alessia Di Gilio
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 4379; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084379
Received: 10 February 2021 / Revised: 12 April 2021 / Accepted: 15 April 2021 / Published: 20 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality)
Although issues concerning indoor environments and their interaction with humans span many disciplines, such as aerosol technology, environmental psychology, health, and building physics, they are often studied separately. This study describes a research project with the transdisciplinary aim of bridging such disciplinary boundaries. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the twelve project members to explore their understanding of transdisciplinarity regarding the conceptual as well as social aspects of collective learning and leadership and the measures taken to achieve this. The interviews were coded in NVivo (QSR International, Doncaster, Australia), which was used to identify themes concerning notions associated with transdisciplinarity, collective leadership, collective intelligence, and learning. A shared understanding of transdisciplinarity meant that the researchers transcended their disciplinary boundaries by moving into each other’s fields. This collective learning process was facilitated by introductory lectures on each other’s fields, contributing to collective leadership and a safe atmosphere. We argue that a transdisciplinary approach is appropriate in order to address indoor environment issues as well other complex problems, for which additional time and resources should be allocated for individual and collective learning processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: transdisciplinarity; intradisciplinary; collective intelligence; collective leadership; collective learning; safety; indoor environments; health; well-being transdisciplinarity; intradisciplinary; collective intelligence; collective leadership; collective learning; safety; indoor environments; health; well-being
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Stålne, K.; Pedersen, E. Transdisciplinary Research on Indoor Environment and Health as a Social Process. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4379. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084379

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Stålne K, Pedersen E. Transdisciplinary Research on Indoor Environment and Health as a Social Process. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):4379. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084379

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Stålne, Kristian; Pedersen, Eja. 2021. "Transdisciplinary Research on Indoor Environment and Health as a Social Process" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 8: 4379. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084379

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