Trust and temporality in participatory research

Armstrong, Andrea, Flynn, Emma, Salt, Karen, Briggs, Jo, Clarke, Rachel, Vines, John and MacDonald, Alistair (2023) Trust and temporality in participatory research. Qualitative Research, 23 (4). pp. 1000-1021. ISSN 1468-7941

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This paper argues that trust cannot be taken for granted in long-term participatory research and promotes greater consideration to conceptualizing the trusting process as fluid and fragile. This awareness by researchers can reveal to them how the passing of time shapes and reshapes the nature of trusting relationships and their constant negotiation and re-negotiation. The paper draws together literature from different disciplines on the themes of trust, temporality and participatory research and outcomes from interviews and workshops undertaken for The Trust Map project to focus on two key moments that reveal the fragility of trust. These are 1) the subtlety of disruption and trust on trial and 2) trust at a distance. We discuss how trust was built over time through processes of interaction that were continually tested, incremental and participatory.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: The research was supported by the Empathy and Trust in Online Communicating (EMoTICON) funding call administered by the Economic and Social Research Council in conjunction with the RCUK Connected Communities, Digital Economy and Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security themes, and supported by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Grant number [ES/M003566/2].
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trust, Temporality, Participatory Research, Co-design, North East England, UK
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 12:40
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2023 08:30

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