Triangulating Methodologies: An Example from Ongoing Research on Interpreting for Deaf Jurors, by Jemina Napier, Heriot-Watt
|Dates:||26 November 2015|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, University staff|
Part of the CTIS Research Seminar Series. All welcome, no registration necessary. Abstract: Mixed-methods research draws on different methodologies in order to test or explore the same phenomena from different perspectives (Hale & Napier, 2013). The use of a mixed-methods approach to interpreting research has been recognized as beneficial in order to account for the complexity of interpreting processes and practices (Pöchhacker, 2011). There is a growing body of literature that examines sign language interpreting provisions and practices in legal contexts in various countries.
This paper will present an overview of the mixed-methods approach adopted in an ongoing study which seeks to explore the feasibility for deaf people to serve as jurors when they have to access court proceedings through interpreters.
This presentation will give a summary of the different research methodologies used to triangulate data in the study and look at the overarching research question from different perspectives, and will discuss the benefits of using such a mixed-methods approach for this study and in community interpreting research in general. The outcomes of this project may lead to pioneering changes in law reform and therefore impact on the work of signed and spoken language interpreters in legal settings worldwide.
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
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