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How Does Translation Impact Research?

Presentation given to the 2016 Green Team Cohort on Wednesday, July 13. CELS Auditorium

Posted in: Translation and Interpreting

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For researchers, translation is often an afterthought, treated as unimportant part of study protocols. Yes, translation is nothing but literal; it involves the challenge of adapting the message and making it culturally relevant for a different audience while keeping source meaning and intent. The validity of research results rely not only on high-quality translation or adaption done by qualified professionals, but also on involving translators early in the design of the study.

Based on two case studies, this presentation was designed to educate Green Team Internship students about the translation process and translation quality control for research purposes.