1.      Answer the following question in four to eight sentences.

What is the difference between correlation and causation in an argument? Include examples of each to illustrate the difference. 


2.        Answer the following question in four to eight sentences.

What is the difference between an empirical and a theoretical hypothesis? Provide an example of each.


3.      Choose THREE of the following questions to answer (approximately 4-8 sentences each). Each answer can earn up to 1 point.

1.       What are the origins of Interdisciplinary Studies in the modern university? Identify two concerns or dilemmas that led to the formation of Interdisciplinary Studies programs.

2.       Describe your epistemic positioning as an emerging interdisciplinary scholar. Why is a critical pluralist position necessary to engage productively in interdisciplinary study? Include an example not found in the textbook to support your argument.

3.       Compare the strengths and limitations of the following four approaches to interdisciplinary integration: a)contextualization, b) conceptualization, c) problem centering, and d) the broad model approach. 

4.       Why do interdisciplinarians disagree on the centrality of ‘integration’ in interdisciplinary studies? Does Bloom’s taxonomy support or weaken the case for integration? Include a real world example to support your argument.



       4. Answer the following question in two to four paragraphs.

A. In your own words, define and explain ‘interdisciplinarity’ in such a way that it can be easily understood by friends, family, and coworkers. B.Briefly explain the difference between interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity. C. Beyond completing your degree at UALR, what are the long-term benefits of having interdisciplinary training?




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