Articles for Survey translation and localisation

The Four Key Moments of a Test or Survey Localization Project

Wednesday | April 14, 2021 12:00 pm CEST | 3:30 p.m. IST | 6:00 p.m. MYT/SGT REGISTER HERE International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSAs) and surveys in multinational, multiregional and multicultural contexts (3MC) have completely overhauled translation practices. New insights in why correct translations can cause unexpected response patterns have led to ...

The translation and adaptation journey of a TIMMS grade 8 science item

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a series of international assessments of the mathematics and science knowledge of students around the world, administered every four years. TIMSS 2019 was conducted in 64 countries and 8 ...

What are “intervention categories” and how can revisers use them to improve translation quality?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village How do you define “translation quality”? How can it be measured? In a recent live webinar cApStAn’s CEO Steve Dept explained how “intervention categories” used in a translation verification process can help report on translation quality in a standardized way ...

Do Trained Interviewers Follow Their Script? Reports from Zedland

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO In multilingual surveys, numerous factors may contribute to — or compromise — data comparability across countries, across cultures and across languages. Upstream quality assurance work may include cognitive labs, piloting and a translatability assessment. A sophisticated team translation design can be used to minimize item ...

How can you create culturally fair content for tests and surveys?

by Marielle Lerner - Localization Specialist Lost in adaptation If you are involved with the production of international surveys or assessments, you have likely observed the “lost in translation” phenomenon in action. On the other hand, you may have never heard the expression “lost in adaptation”, something that we at ...

Intervention Categories: Why Revisers Should Use Them To Describe the Translation Issues They Address

Wednesday | March 10, 2021 12:00 p.m. ET | 5:00 p.m. GMT | 6:00 p.m. CET REGISTER HERE Join us on March 10 for a 45-minute live webinar with cApStAn founder Steve Dept, who will walk you through a set of intervention categories used in international large-scale assessments as well as in survey ...

Referring to the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework when designing and monitoring translation workflows for questionnaires

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Advances in survey methodology research have brought advantages to data reliability and validity, especially in the 3MC (Multinational, Multiregional, and Multicultural Contexts) surveys. The “Total Survey Error” (TSE) is the example of a paradigm that provided the conceptual framework for ...