The Interdisciplinarity of the Information Science

The Interdisciplinarity of the Information Science

José Rascão (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7265-7.ch015

Abstract

This chapter presents the conceptual evolution of interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and discipline under information science from a theoretical framework. The text is a research whose primary purpose is to analyze scientific research developed in the context of interdisciplinary information science with participation in more than one area of knowledge. Using the concepts presented and those that contemporary authors studied in different areas for composition of the conceptual framework that presents itself, the results of the research have enabled profiling of research in the area about the use of different approaches and concluded that different forms and levels of interaction are found in information science. It is, therefore, concluded that the concepts have changed and that caused significant changes in their meanings. These changes lead to an ongoing re-evaluation and updating in the context of information science and its implications because it is an interdisciplinary science.
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Methodology Approach

The method of research and teaching is likely to cause two or more sciences interacting among themselves. This interaction can go from simple communication of ideas to the mutual integration of the concepts of epistemology, the terminology, methodology, procedures, data and research organization.

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