Article published in:Profession, Identity and Status: Translators and Interpreters as an Occupational Group
Edited by Rakefet Sela-Sheffy and Miriam Shlesinger †
[Translation and Interpreting Studies 4:2] 2009
► pp. 172–186
Surveying the profession
This paper offers a review of survey research among conference interpreters as a way of gaining knowledge about the profession, including the role perception of individual practitioners. A corpus of 40 survey research studies is examined with regard to such research design issues as sampling and question type, and categorized by topic. The conference interpreter’s role emerges as one of the dominant concerns in recent survey research, selected findings from which will be presented.
Keywords: survey research, role, sampling, questionnaires, qualitative data
Published online: 14 January 2010
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