The Impact of Instructions on Survey Translation : An Experimental Study

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_83FABA8E6551
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The Impact of Instructions on Survey Translation : An Experimental Study
Journal
Survey Research Methods
Author(s)
Kleiner B., Pan Y., Bouic J.
ISSN
1864-3361
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
3
Number
3
Pages
113-122
Language
english
Abstract
The experimental study described in this paper examined the impact of providing special instructions and supporting material to translators. Specifically, it addressed whether Spanish, Chinese, and French translators provided with explanatory text and guidelines were able to produce translations that were more faithful to the intended meaning of English source survey items, as well as that were more culturally appropriate and natural sounding compared to those of translators who received no such guidance. Study findings indicate that while the provision of special instructions and documentation to translators had a considerable impact on their translations, the direction of the impact (positive or negative) diff ered across the target languages, according to scale ratings of professional survey researchers who were native speakers of those languages.
Keywords
survey translation, equivalence, adaption, translation, instructions
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