The Trustworthiness of Research: The Paradigm of CommunityBased Research

  • Catherine Jordan University of Minnesota
Keywords: Higher Education, Community-based Research


The authors - a scientist, a community activist, and a philosopher and former university administrator - describe issues of trust surrounding traditional versus community-based research. We draw on our experiences in a research collaboration that engendered trust, created sound scientific data, and made real social change. We describe GRASS (Grass Roots Activism, Sciences and Scholarship) Routes, an initiative we have undertaken to promote trustworthiness as a core virtue of research, researchers, and research institutions.