Do Research Participants Trust Researchers or Their Institution?
Marilys Guillemin, Emma Barnard, Anton Allen, Paul Stewart, Hannah Walker, Doreen Rosenthal, Lynn Gillam
JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018
Relationships of trust between research participants and researchers are often considered paramount to successful research; however, we know little about participants' perspectives. We examined whom research participants trusted when taking part in research. Using a qualitative approach, we interviewed 36 research participants, including eight Indigenous participants. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. This article focuses on findings related to non-Indigenous participants. In contrast to Indigenous participants, non-Indigenous participants placed their trust in research institutions because of their systems of research ethics, their reputation and prestige. Researchers working ..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported under Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project number DP1092693).