Relevant to: Research
The td-net toolbox for co-producing knowledge features selected methods for jointly producing knowledge across different academic and non-academic fields of expertise. The td-net toolbox for co-producing knowledge was developed to help inter- and trans-disciplinary researchers find the adequate mix of methods for addressing the challenges that they face coproducing knowledge. The toolbox provides a short series of methods profiles, complemented by information on further reading and reports on how the method has been applied. The methods in td-net’s toolbox differ in various ways. For example they relate to a whole knowledge co-production process or to single specific steps in it. And they differ in how elaborated and formalized they are as well as in terms of the type of thought collectives they address. A thought collective can be understood as thought styles held by different groups of people (eg biologists, social scientists, farmers, midwives). Processes that involve different thought collectives jointly coming up with new knowledge are processes of knowledge co-production. Such knowledge co-production may have different purposes. The toolbox is not comprehensive or exhaustive but is intended to be expanded over time.