publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Why the epistemologies of trust researchers matter

Isaeva, Neve; Bachmann, Reinhard; Bristow, Alexandra; Saunders, Mark N.K.;
  • Published: 27 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
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...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: InformationSystems_MISCELLANEOUS
free text keywords: Epistemology, Political science, Publishing, business.industry, business, CITES, Social science, Pluralism (political theory), 8520, 3900
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