The rationale underpinning, as well as concepts and methods for, Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) have been published in books, journal articles, chapters, and an "insights" series.
The two key references are:
- Bammer, G. 2017 ‘Should we discipline interdisciplinarity?’ Palgrave Communications 3 (article 30) DOI: 10.1057/s41599-017-0039-7.
- Bammer, G. 2013 Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems. ANU Press, Canberra. The book also contains 24 critical assessments and is available free online.
List of significant I2S publications. Electronic downloads are provided where possible. A selection of powerpoint presentation slides is also included.
I2S News is a bi-monthly alert to new resources. It provides information about concepts and methods for knowledge synthesis, understanding and managing diverse unknowns, and integrated research support for policy and practice change, as well as case examples of their use. I2S News also includes information about relevant journals, professional associations & networks, and conferences.
Integration Insights (serial) started as 12 digests of concepts, techniques or real-world examples relevant to Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S). In late 2015 it was replaced by the Integration and Implementation Insights (i2Insights) blog.
Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (edited book) explores how different disciplines and practice areas deal with uncertainty. Perspectives are drawn from art history, complexity science, economics, emergency management, futures, history, intelligence, jazz, law, philosophy, physics, policing, politics, psychology, public policy, statistics, and theology. Opening and closing sections of the book provide major conceptual strands and develop an integrated view of the nature of uncertainty, as well as uncertainty as a motivating or demotivating force, and strategies for coping and managing under uncertainty. These insights are related to three problem areas: communicable disease outbreaks, environmental management and responding to illicit drug use.
Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods (book) presents 14 dialogue methods for bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines and stakeholders to improve understanding of real-world problems. The methods fall into two groups: integrating judgments for understanding a problem broadly and integrating visions, world views, interests or values to understand particular aspects of a problem. Case studies are drawn from the areas of environment, public health, security and technological innovation. The book is available free online through ANU Press.
Bridging the ‘Know–Do’ Gap: Knowledge Brokering to Improve Child Wellbeing (edited book) explores how knowledge transfer between the worlds of research, policy and practice can be improved. The various ways knowledge brokers can operate are explored through case examples and the lessons learned from experienced proponents. The book concludes by posing three sets of ideas to shape the future of knowledge brokering. The book is available free online through ANU Press.
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