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Translating Questionnaires and Other Research Instruments

Translating Questionnaires and Other Research Instruments
Problems and Solutions

May 2000 | 80 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book covers the essential information needed to understand the problems involved in translating existing questionnaires and other paper-and-pencil instruments from one language to another as well as to apply methods for dealing with them. It shows researchers how to identify the problems (comparison of parameters, nomological nets, and semantic problems) with an existing instrument; how to solve each of these problems with step-by-step guidelines; and techniques for reconstructing an instrument or designing an original one to use with different cultural groups. This book will provide researchers with a guide for construction of cross-national survey instruments. 

An Overview
Characteristics of Useful Measures
Solving Semantic Problems
Solving Conceptual Problems
Solving Normative Problems
Putting It All Together

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