Upcoming webinar series under the auspices of ATSA: “Research methodology in translation and interpreting studies”

With this seminar series, planned for 2022-23, ATSA wishes to provide training in various aspects of research methodology for lecturers and students.

As the field of translation studies develops in Africa, requirements for training are growing. In particular, there seems to be a movement from an interest in mere technical training to a fully-fledged scholarly education in translation studies on the continent. Against this background, more universities are starting to offer MA and PhD courses in translation and interpreting studies. MA and PhD studies obviously involves a research component, and this webinar aims at training lecturers who might need to supervise for the first time or students who are exposed to research for the first time.

The following is envisaged:

  1. A fully online webinar series of eight sessions of 90 minutes each for 2022/2023.
  2. These sessions will be facilitated by international experts on research methodology in translation and interpreting studies.
  3. The programme would include topics like qualitative research, quantitative research, research design, research methods, and writing a dissertation.
  4. Applicants are required to submit a draft research proposal and will be selected based on this proposal.
  5. In order to ensure hands-on, practical training, the group will be limited to manageable proportions.
  6. ATSA will provide a certificate of attendance, stipulating the hours and topics attended.
  7. ATSA has secured funding for honorariums for the seminar leaders and will therefore ask for only a small registration fee.
  8. Prof J Marais and Dr M van Rooyen will coordinate the webinar.
    HOW TO APPLY: Interested scholars can send their draft proposals to jmarais@ufs.ac.za by 1 June 2022.
    REGISTRATION: Registration information will be communicated once the participants have been selected.

CONFIRMED PROGRAMME

TIME: 13h00 to 14h30, Central African Time

WEBINAR 1: 29 July 2022
DECIDING ON A TOPIC
Seminar leader: Prof Kobus Marais
WEBINAR 2: 26 AUGUST 2022
WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
Seminar leaders: Dr David Orrego Carmona
WEBINAR 3: 30 September 2022
RESEARCH DESIGN
Seminar leader: Dr Gabriela Saldanha
WEBINAR 4: 28 OCTOBER 2022
CONCEPTUALIZATION/LITERATURE REVIEW
Seminar leader: Peter Flynn
WEBINAR 5: 25 NOVEMBER 2022
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Seminar leader: Prof Claudia Angelelli
WEBINAR 6: 27 JANUARY 2023
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
Seminar leaders: Prof Haidee Kotze
WEBINAR 7: 25 FEBRUARY 2023
QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS (CODING)
Seminar leader: Dr Marlie van Rooyen
WEBINAR 8: 31 MARCH 2023
RESEARCH ETHICS
Seminar leader: Prof Christopher Mellinger

3 thoughts on “Upcoming webinar series under the auspices of ATSA: “Research methodology in translation and interpreting studies”

  1. Hello. I am a PhD candidate in Translation, Arabic-English Legal Translation, at USM. I want to attend this webinar as part of the audience. How to register please?

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