Short course Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies (II): Specific Research and Scientific Communication Skills 2020

Information

Period

9 March 2020 - 2 June 2020
4 ECTS credits
120 Distance teaching hours
Plateforme opening: 2 March 2020

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

Sandra LANCOUD
remetis(at)unige.ch

Registration

Registration deadline

7 February 2020

Fees:

CHF 1'200.-

Objectives

  • Develop state-of-the-art scientific skills in translation and interpreting studies with a focus on corpus design and quantitative data analysis*
  • Develop written and oral scientific communication skills
  • Start building your career strategy
  • Design an efficient publication strategy

*Please note that qualitative methods and mixed methods in translation and interpreting studies are taught in ReMeTIS course 1!

Audience

PhD student; prospective PhD student and postgraduate holding an MA or equivalent degree in translation, interpreting, translation technology, multilingual communication management or a related area; professional and researcher wishing to enhance his research skills in these areas

Learning outcomes

1. Specific scientific skills in interpreting and translation:

  • Learn about the type of corpora used in translation and interpreting studies
  • Familiarise yourself with major corpus tools and resources
  • Learn how to anticipate the type of results your study will yield and the conclusions they will and won't allow you to derive
  • Learn how to analyse quantitative data using a statistical computing environment (R)
  • Understand the issues specific to data collection and analysis in these areas

2. Scientific communication skills:

  • Learn how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation
  • Learn how to create a well-designed conference poster
  • Learn how to effectively manage interaction with the audience
  • Understand essential concepts related to the distribution of research results (e.g., the peer-review system, scientific honesty, open access / open archives, and impact factor)
  • Develop your own publication strategy

Programme

See "Detailed programme".

Director(s)

Prof. Annarita FELICI, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva

Prof. Lucia RUIZ ROSENDO, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Lucile DAVIER, University of Geneva
Dr. Cornelia GRIEBEL, University of Geneva
This short course is the second part of the FTI's virtual doctoral programme, which consists of two separate courses. Even if you did not participate in course 1, you can always register for course 2.
Take the opportunity to get more insight into a wide range of research methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies. Learn how to be a successful researcher from the very beginning of your research career by developing your theoretical and practical skills in a dynamic environment. ReMeTIS 2 will provide you with the basic training necessary to conduct research in Translation and Interpreting Studies in the 21st century.

ReMeTIS 2 focuses on research on corpora in translation and interpreting studies and quantitative methods and it is designed to further develop your specific research and scientific communication skills. The course is open to both internal and external participants, thus offering the opportunity to network with peers from around the world. The pedagogical offer consists of individual and collaborative activities that will provide you with a sound methodological basis for launching your research projects.

Date(s)

2 March 2020

Description

Online learning can be dehumanizing: you write messages in forums to unknown peers who answer in a different time zone. This first activity is designed to bring the human element back into our online interactions. Who are you? Who are your peers (colleagues)? Who will you be working with these coming months?

Before asking you to attend webinars, read demanding papers, and post your work, uploading a short video introduction will help you discover the functionalities of the platform and the technical expectations for the upcoming activities. It's time to practice: it's fun, and the stakes are low!

In this first week you will get to know your peers and teachers. You will become familiar with your new virtual learning environment, and you will learn how to effectively introduce yourself in a few sentences.

Planning

02/03/2020 - 08/03/2020

The platform opens one week before the start of the modules, so that you can get to know your peers and teachers, and become familiar with your new virtual learning environment.

 

 

Date(s)

9 March 2020

Description

  • Learn about the type of corpora used in translation and interpreting studies.
  • Familiarise yourself with major corpus tools and resources.
  • Understand the issues specific to data collection and corpus analysis in TIS.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of corpus linguistics in TIS.
  • Pass on basic knowledge to build DIY corpora.
  • Provide support for those who intend to use corpora in their research.

Planning

Planning: Start: 9 March 2020 - End: 27 March 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work

Deadline for assignments: 30 March 2020

 

Date(s)

6 April 2020

Description

  • Learn how to anticipate the type of results your study will yield and the conclusions they will and won't allow you to derive.
  • Learn about sampling, data types, and a few essential calculations.
  • Learn how to analyse data using a statistical computing environment (R).

Planning

Planning: Start: 6 April 2020- End: 24 April 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 27 April 2020

 

Date(s)

4 May 2020

Description

  • Learn how to create a visually attractive poster that communicates a clear message.
  • Learn how to effectively manage interaction with your poster audience.
  • Learn how to prepare very short oral presentations to accompany your poster.

 

Planning

Planning: Start: 4 May 2020 - End: 15 May 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 18 May 2020

 

Date(s)

18 May 2020

Description

Your career as a researcher

  • Develop networking skills and learn how to enhance your academic visibility online and offline.
  • Understand the importance of academic mobility in terms of adaptability, networking, and scientific skills.
  • Design a career plan.

Publication strategies

  • Understand essential concepts related to the distribution of research results, such as scientific honesty, the peer-review system, “grey literature”, open access / open archives, impact factor and authorship.
  • Develop field-specific publication strategies.

Planning

Planning: Start: 19 May 2020 - End: 29 May 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 2 June 2020

 

Number of participants

Max. 20 participants

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