The Trustworthiness of Research: The Paradigm of Community-Based Research

Catherine Jordan, Susan Gust, Naomi Scheman

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This chapter illustrates from three perspectives the practice of community engagement and collaboration in scientific research. Termed the "community-based participatory research" (CBPR), this method seeks to obtain objective and trustworthy scientific data from participating communities, as opposed to the traditional practices of detachment and impersonal communication. By fostering trust between the research institutions and their research subjects, both sides can effectively produce objective data and facilitate social change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShifting Ground
Subtitle of host publicationKnowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267483
ISBN (Print)9780195395112
StatePublished - May 27 2015

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  • CBPR
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Objective data
  • Research institutions
  • Scientific research
  • Social change
  • Traditional practices
  • Trust


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