“Can't Really Trust That, So What Can I Trust?”: A Polyvocal, Qualitative Analysis of the Psychology of Mistrust

Nigel King, Linda Finlay, Peter Ashworth, Jonathan A. Smith, Darren Langdridge, Trevor Butt

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Abstract

This paper describes an experiment in carrying out, as a group, a phenomenological analysis of a qualitative interview on the topic of mistrust. One in-depth interview was analyzed phenomenologically by each of the six members of our group. We then shared and discussed our individual analyses to generate a consensual analysis. Finally, additional or divergent perspectives were offered by individual group members to add further contextual and reflexive dimensions. We consider what we gained from this exercise and the difficulties encountered. We also reflect on the insights into the topic of mistrust produced by our analyses.

LanguageEnglish
Pages80-102
Number of pages23
JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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King, Nigel ; Finlay, Linda ; Ashworth, Peter ; Smith, Jonathan A. ; Langdridge, Darren ; Butt, Trevor. / “Can't Really Trust That, So What Can I Trust?” : A Polyvocal, Qualitative Analysis of the Psychology of Mistrust. In: Qualitative Research in Psychology. 2008 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 80-102.
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