Short course Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies (II): Specific Research and Scientific Communication Skills
Period2 March 2020 - 2 June 2020
- 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!
- Learn about the types of corpora used in translation and interpreting studies
- Familiarise yourself with major corpus tools and resources
- Learn how to analyse quantitative data
- Understand the issues specific to data collection and analysis in these areas
- Learn how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation
- Learn how to create a well-designed conference poster
- Understand essential concepts related to the distribution of research results
- Develop your own publication strategy
The course is composed of four modules :
- Module 1 | Corpus Construction and Analysis for Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS)
- Module 2 | Quantitative Data Analysis
- Module 3 | Posters: Presenting Research Questions
- Module 4 | Career and Publication Strategies
Prof. Pierrette BOUILLON, Prof. Annarita FELICI and Prof. Lucia RUIZ ROSENDO, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva
ReMeTIS 2 focuses on research on corpora in Translation and Interpreting Studies and quantitative methods, and is designed to further develop transferable skills such as scientific communication, career and publication strategies. The pedagogical offer consists of individual and collaborative activities that will provide you with a sound methodological basis for launching your research projects. Learn how to be a successful researcher from the very beginning of your research career by developing your methodological and practical skills in a dynamic virtual environment.
- 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: Start: 9 March 2020 - End: 27 March 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 30 March 2020
- 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: Start: 6 April 2020- End: 24 April 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 27 April 2020
- 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: Start: 4 May 2020 - End: 15 May 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 18 May 2020
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.
- 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: Start: 19 May 2020 - End: 29 May 2020 including periods for individual or collaborative work
Deadline for assignments: 2 June 2020
Applicants will be required to submit a copy of their CV and their relevant university diplomas in order to confirm their admission. Applicants do not have to be registered as regular PhD students at the University of Geneva in order to participate in this virtual programme. PhD students officially registered at FTI can participate in the programme as part of their doctoral training.
Number of participants
To be paid upon receipt of the letter confirming your registration. This programme is financially supported by the Swiss Universities network in recognition of its innovative structure and content.