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Title: The Map
Subtitle: A Beginners Guide to Doing Research in Translation Studies
Written By: Andrew Chesterman
Jenny Williams

The Map
A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Research in Translation Studies
Jenny Williams and Andrew Chesterman

The Map is a practical guidebook introducing the basics of research in translation studies for students doing their first major research project in the field. Depending on where they are studying, this may be at advanced undergraduate (BA) or at postgraduate (MA/PHD) level.

The book consists of ten chapters. Chapter 1 offers an overview of 12 research areas in translation studies in order to help students identify a topic and establish some of the current research questions relating to it. Chapter 2 is designed to assist students in planning their research project and covers topics such as refining the initial idea, determining the scope of the project, checking out resources, reading critically, keeping complete bibliographic records, and working with a supervisor. Chapters 3 to 7 provide some of the conceptual and methodological tools needed in this area of research, with detailed discussion of such topics as theoretical models of translation, types of research, asking questions, making claims, formulating hypotheses, establishing relations between variables, and selecting and analyzing data. Chapters 8 and 9 are about presenting one’s research, in writing as well as orally. Finally, chapter 10 deals with some of the criteria commonly used in research assessment, especially in the assessment of theses. The authors provide detailed guidance on further reading throughout.

This is an essential reference work for research students and lecturers involved in supervising research projects and degrees. c. 160 pp. June 2002
ISBN 1-900650-54-1
Pb. £15.00 / $24.00, inc. postage and packing

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: St. Jerome Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1900650541
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 140
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