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Webinar: So, you wanna be a practisearcher? An introduction to research design & ethics in interpreting research

17th November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – £25.00

If you already booked for October 27th, do not book again!

Presenter: Jemina Napier

So, you wanna be a practisearcher? An introduction to research design & ethics in interpreting research

Recently we have seen more interpreter practitioners conducting research as independent researchers, becoming what Daniel Gile (1994) would refer to as ‘practisearchers’, and publishing articles in Newsli and elsewhere. Interpreter practisearchers have a lot to contribute to our field as they can bring their experience and practice to bear on their research (Napier, 2011; Hale & Napier, 2013). In addition to giving an overview of examples of practisearcher research, this webinar will lead participants through the interpreting research process, focusing on how interpreters can engage in fieldwork or reflective practice research. We will focus on two key areas: (1) how to design feasible reflective practice or fieldwork studies, and (2) how to ensure your research is ethical. We will also consider how
practisearchers can adopt a community participatory approach to their research
(Wurm & Napier, 2017). By the end of the webinar, participants with an interest in
doing research will be encouraged to think about their own research interests and
future agendas for SLI research and practice.


Gile, D. (1994). Opening up in interpretation studies. In M. Snell-Hornby, F.
Pöchhacker & K. Kaindl (Eds.), Translation Studies An Interdiscipline (pp.149-158).
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Hale, S. & Napier, J. (2013). Research Methods in Interpreting: A practical resource.
London: Bloomsbury.

Napier, J. (2011). If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a noise? The merits of
publishing interpreting research. In B. Nicodemus & L. Swabey (Eds.), Advances in
Interpreting Research: Inquiry in Action (pp. 121-152). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Wurm, S., & Napier, J. (2017). Rebalancing power: Participatory research methods in
interpreting studies. International Journal of Translation & Interpreting Research:
Special issue on interpreting research methods, 9(1)


17th November 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £25.00
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