Methodological and Other Research Strategies to Manoeuvre from Single to Multi- and Interdisciplinary Project Partnerships

  • Donna Lee Brien
  • Margaret McAllister
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods book series (PSERM)


This chapter explores what happens when researchers from distinctly different knowledge fields with diverse research methodologies and approaches (in this case, creative arts and nursing) work on multi- and interdisciplinary projects. Definitions of single discipline, and multi- and interdisciplinary research are provided, and exemplified by drawing upon the authors’ own recent research experiences. Working together opened up a maze of methodological choices and decisions in the research process, including approaches to data collection, interpretation, and dissemination. Two joint projects are described in order to explore the challenges, and opportunities, in working in, and manoeuvring through, this challenging but rewarding terrain.


Eating Disorder Collaborative Practice Mental Health Practitioner Interdisciplinary Project Creative Writing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna Lee Brien
    • 1
  • Margaret McAllister
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Education and the ArtsCQUniversity AustraliaNoosavilleAustralia
  2. 2.School of Nursing and MidwiferyCQUniversity AustraliaNoosavilleAustralia

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