Building a Community of Research Practice: Intragroup Team Social Dynamics in Interdisciplinary Mixed Methods


Journal Article

This article explicates the intragroup social dynamics and work of a nursing and education research team as a community of research practice interested in organizational cultures and occupational subcultures. Dynamics were characterized by processes of socialization through reeducation and group social identity formation that enabled members to cross discipline-bordered traditions and produce interdisciplinary mixed methods combinations. Combinations were achieved at the paradigm level through the generation of a shared viewing position and theoretical model. At methods and technique levels, such achievements were accomplished through methodological capitalization and prioritization and the development of a quantitative culture assessment tool that can be used in combination with complementary qualitative observation and interview protocols. Recommendations for other teams are provided. © The Author(s) 2013.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hemmings, A; Beckett, G; Kennerly, S; Yap, T

Published Date

  • July 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 261 - 273

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-6901

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1558-6898

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1558689813478468

Citation Source

  • Scopus