IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(5): 326-331 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2015.6.5.624

Development of a Questionnaire for the Screening of Communication Processes in Transdisciplinary Research Alliances

Wiebke Behrens, Claudia Jooß, Anja Richert, and Sabina Jeschke
Abstract—Transdisciplinarity is a research strategy that is increasingly employed in a multitude of fields. Communication between the actors is of importance when it comes to ensuring successful collaboration. In order to assess communication processes in a transdisciplinary research alliance, a process screening questionnaire has been developed that can be easily evaluated and thus allows timely feedback to the actors. The process screening questionnaire has been utilized repeatedly on a specific research alliance. This article describes the scientific basis for the development of the process screening questionnaire, exemplifies its application, gives a summary of the results of this specific use, and summarizes benefits and future measures of improvement.

Index Terms— Transdisciplinarity, evaluation, communication, feedback.

The authors are with RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (e-mail: wiebke.behrens@ima-zlw-ifu.rwth-aachen.de, claudia.jooss@ima-zlw-ifu.rwth-aachen.de, anja.richert@ima-zlw-ifu.rwth-aachen.de, sabina.jeschke@ima-zlw-ifu.rwth-aachen.de).

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Cite: Wiebke Behrens, Claudia Jooß, Anja Richert, and Sabina Jeschke, " Development of a Questionnaire for the Screening of Communication Processes in Transdisciplinary Research Alliances," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 326-331, 2015.

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