Enhancing ethical data translation in educational qualitative research

Qoyyimah, Uswatun (2014) Enhancing ethical data translation in educational qualitative research. In Faculty of Education, Higher Degree Research Conference, 11-12 October 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)


Many educational researchers conducting studies in non-English speaking settings attempt to report on their project in English to boost their scholarly impact. It requires preparing and presenting translations of data collected from interviews and observations. This paper discusses the process and ethical considerations involved in this invisible methodological phase. The process includes activities prior to data analysis and to its presentation to be undertaken by the bilingual researcher as translator in order to convey participants’ original meanings as well as to establish and fulfil translation ethics. This paper offers strategies to address such issues; the most appropriate translation method for qualitative study; and approaches to address political issues when presenting such data.

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ID Code: 93223
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: ethical translation, educational research, translated data
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2016 04:41
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 02:35

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