Supervising Boundary Research

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Higher Education
Department Name: Centre for Higher and Adult Education


Boundary research takes place when academic staff and their students from different disciplines work independently on a common problem or research question. Hereby, researchers share research goals and work on the same problem but seek understanding and solutions from the perspective of their own discipline. The findings from each discipline are supplementary and one advantage of multi-/inter-/trans-disciplinary research is that each aspect of a complex problem can be analysed by a particular speciality. There are times when the research needs to go a step further than multiple disciplines, each looking at a problem through their own lens ¿ that is when boundary research happens.
Supervising boundary research projects requires different forms of planning, cooperation and management than disciplinary research. Teams of supervisors and cohorts of students are often required rather than individual students and supervisors and one-to-one supervision. The current drive for boundary research

Entry Requirement: Advanced Certificates/Diploma/or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 2 days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: GH Van Rensburg
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 2277
Latest Year Offered: 2023