Interdisciplinarity refers to a method or mindset that merges traditional concepts or methods in order to arrive at a new approach. Interdisciplinarity is an increasingly important concept within both academic research and the private sector, as it allows both a rigorous and nimble approach to subjects of both great nuance and complexity.

More than just pasting together different subjects and methods, interdisciplinary work involves the integration of methods that we often think of separate fields (like history, business, or biology) in order to create a deeper understanding of your research question.

OK, but what does that look like? Here's an excellent example of interdisciplinary work that analyzes a topic while also explaining the process of how to conduct interdisciplinary research.