This article suggests that transdisciplinary approaches to social research, which are problem-centered, are necessary for addressing contemporary social problems. The article suggests that there is a social justice undercurrent to transdisciplinarity. Moreover, it is important to teach students how to think and design research in transdisciplinary ways so that they are prepared to meet the challenges of our time. In this regard the article details how transdisciplinary approaches to research can be coupled with problem-based learning (PBL) in order to teach students responsive problem-solving strategies. The article also details how transdisciplinary approaches to PBL can be used to teach qualitative research skills and thus train the next generation of researchers in qualitative practice.
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