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The growth of multidisciplinarity in the cognitive science society

Schunn, CD and Crowley, K and Okada, T (1998) The growth of multidisciplinarity in the cognitive science society. Cognitive Science, 22 (1). 107 - 130. ISSN 0364-0213

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In a case study of the growth of cognitive science, we analyzed the activities of the Cognitive Science Society with a particular emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of the field. Analyses of departmental affiliations, training backgrounds, research methodology, and paper citations suggest that the journal Cognitive Science and the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society are dominated by cognitive psychology and computer science, rather than being an equal division among the constituent disciplines of cognitive science. However, at many levels, a growing percentage of work was found to involve a conjunction of multiple disciplines, such that approximately 30-50% of recent work in the Cognitive Science Society is multidisciplinary. In a questionnaire study of cognitive scientists involved in collaborative research, multidisciplinarity was found to shape the research process and affect the factors associated with successful research.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Schunn, CDschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Crowley, Kcrowleyk@pitt.eduCROWLEYK
Okada, T
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 January 1998
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Cognitive Science
Volume: 22
Number: 1
Page Range: 107 - 130
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1207/s15516709cog2201_4
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
School of Education > Instruction and Learning
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0364-0213
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 19:56
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56


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