Why the epistemologies of trust researchers matter

Neve Isaeva, Reinhard Bachmann, Alexandra Bristow, Mark N.K. Saunders

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    Abstract

    In this thought piece we take stock of and evaluate the nature of knowledge production in the field of trust research by examining the epistemologies of 167 leading trust scholars, who responded to a short survey. Following a brief review of major epistemological perspectives, we discuss the nature of the prevalent views and their geographical distribution within our field. We call on trust researchers to engage in epistemological reflection, develop their own awareness of alternative epistemologies, and ensure their work draws on and cites relevant research contrary to their preferred epistemological approach. To support this we ask editors of relevant journals to foster pluralism in trust research, publishing work from a range of epistemologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-169
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Trust Research
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    Early online date27 Aug 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Aug 2015

    Keywords

    • epistemology
    • trust
    • the trust field
    • epistemology
    • pluralism
    • leading trust researchers
    • trust knowledge
    • researcher reflexivity

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