DFG funding for Dr. Paul C. Bauer’s research on the measurement and explanation of trust

MZES Fellow Dr. Paul C. Bauer has been granted funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for his project A2.1809 “TRUST: Measurement and Explanation (TRUSTME)”.

The aim of the project is to contribute to interdisciplinary research on trust and to develop a new set of trust measures. Moreover, the project explores individuals’ rationales for trusting on the basis of open-ended questions and quantitative text analysis. The idea is to investigate and measure the missing link between standard explanatory factors (e.g. education) and trust judgments. In doing so, the project builds on recent technological innovations in terms of data collection, data analysis, and survey measurement.

(November 5, 2020)