There is a new trend in research area called Interdisciplinary Research. But to my opinion, no research can be purely confined to a particular subject. For an example, a phd in physics or engineering must involve mathematics or statistics.So why to tag it with different name? Moreover, what is it's value compared to that of a Phd in the so called core subjects? Is it equivalent of obtaining Phd in two subjects?
|The history of the federal research enterprise in science, engineering, and technology, the culture of federal research agencies and research universities, and the dominant modes for funding decisions bias the federal support system strongly toward disciplinary research.|