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Experiences And Expectations Of Doctoral Institution Faculty Collaborating Across Disciplines

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Conference

2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curricular Innovations

Tagged Division

Educational Research and Methods

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

12.714.1 - 12.714.15

DOI

10.18260/1-2--1582

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https://peer.asee.org/1582

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Maura Borrego Virginia Tech

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MAURA BORREGO is an assistant professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech and 2005 Rigorous Research in Engineering Education evaluator. Dr. Borrego holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Her current research interests center around interdisciplinary collaboration in engineering and engineering education, including studies of the collaborative relationships between engineers and education researchers. She was recently awarded a CAREER grant from NSF to study interdisciplinarity in engineering graduate programs nationwide.

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13. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree? ____The aim of research is prediction and control. ____There are multiple realities, all of which can only be imperfectly understood. ____Knowledge construction requires a dialog between researchers and participants. ____Participants should be involved as co-researchers so their voices can be heard.

14. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree? ____Research can make the world a better place, particularly for the disenfranchised. ____The knowledge, beliefs and customs of a group shape or are directly linked to their behavior. ____The aim of research is to objectively discover reality. ____Knowledge is created, not discovered.

15. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree? ____Knowledge is relative or local to a specific context. ____Reality can only be imperfectly understood because of the inevitable subjectivity of the researcher. ____Differences of opinion are not really possible among collaborators. Knowledge accumulates and you work until you get it right. ____Knowledge is socially constructed and reality is shaped by historical, social, political and cultural factors.

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Borrego, M. (2007, June), Experiences And Expectations Of Doctoral Institution Faculty Collaborating Across Disciplines Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--1582

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