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Williams, Jenny and Andrew Chesterman. 2002. The map: a beginner's guide to doing research in Translation Studies. Manchester: St. Jerome. 149 pp.
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A practical guidebook introducing the basics of research in translation studies for students doing their first major research project in the field. Chapter 1 offers an overview of 12 research areas in translation studies and establish some of the current research questions relating to it. Chapter 2 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 deal with presenting one's research. In a final instance, chapter 10 deals with some of the criteria commonly used in research assessment, especially in the assessment of theses. [Based on BITRA]

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