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Collaborative Research, Knowledge and Emergence

Zittoun, Tania ; Baucal, Aleksandar ; Cornish, Flora ; Gillespie, Alex

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2007, vol. 41, no. 2, p. 208-217

Université de Neuchâtel

Collaborative research, knowledge and emergence

Zittoun, Tania ; Baucal, Aleksandar ; Cornish, Flora ; Gillespie, Alex

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2007, vol. 41, no. 2, p. 208-217

We use the notion of emergence to consider the sorts of knowledge that can be produced in a collaborative research project. The notion invites us to see collaborative work as a developmental dynamic system in which various changes constantly occur. Among these we examine two sorts of knowledge that can be produced: scientific knowledge, and collaborative knowledge. We argue that collaborative...