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Monday, 22 July 2019 09:27

Short Course: Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies I - Foundations and Data Analysis

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Period: 30 September 2019 - 20 January 2020

4 ECTS credits

120 Distance teaching hours

Platform opening : 23 septembre 2019

Language: English

Format: Distance learning

Registration deadline: 1 September 2019


  • Learn how to formulate a research question
  • Expand your theoretical horizons in translation and interpreting studies
  • Understand the role of values and ethical implications in scientific inquiry
  • Become familiar with qualitative and mixed methods in empirical research


PhD student, prospective PhD student and postgraduate holding an MA or equivalent degree in translation, interpreting, translation technology, multilingual communication management or a related area, professional and researcher wishing to enhance their research skills in these areas

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate translation and interpreting studies as rapidly growing interdisciplines and map the main trends
  • Get an overview of the main methods used in qualitative research (e.g., case studies, interviews, observation)
  • Become familiar with the various ways of analysing and interpreting qualitative data
  • Assess the potential of mixed – qualitative/quantitative – methods
  • Become familiar with different types of survey research
  • Learn to understand and to overcome the ethics challenges of researchLearn how to formulate a research question


The course is composed of five activities (approximately 120 hours, including all individual work).

Theoretical introduction: Mapping translation and interpreting studies and Interdisciplinarity

Qualitative Methods

Mixed Methods

Research Ethics

Formulating Research Questions

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