Research Top Tips

Before inter-disciplinary meetings, think through likely questions that colleagues from other disciplines will have about your qualitative component, and how you will handle them: how will you explain your sampling strategy to those used to random samples? How will you explain analysis?

Graphics and pictures can work better than words to share findings with colleagues from other disciplines and outside academia.

Developing productive inter-disciplinary collaborations takes time, particularly if you aim to go beyond simply ‘additive’ models of research. Foster opportunities to develop teams by applying for small grants for inter-disciplinary seminars, or seed funding for pilot studies.