Documenting the Survey Translation and Monitoring Process

The usefulness of such surveys hinges on the comparability of the collected data across languages.

In turn, the usefulness of methodology depends on the extent to which it serves comparability. One methodological aspect that is integral to comparability is survey documentation. […]

This chapter will be concerned with input and output documentation. Input documentation encompasses everything that is fed into the process by developers or translation managers to support the process of translation. Output documentation is everything that originates from translators, adjudicators, or other parties involved in the actual translation.

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