Lost in interpretation: The use of interpreters in research on mental ill health

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Lost in interpretation: The use of interpreters in research on mental ill health

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dc.contributor.author Ingvarsdotter, Karin
dc.contributor.author Johnsdotter, Sara
dc.contributor.author Östman, Margareta
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T13:21:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-01T13:21:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 34-40 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1741-2854 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13349
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: : The literature concerning interpretation in research primarily concentrates on rigorous techniques to eliminate bias. This article analyses other significant issues that arise when interpreters participate in research. MATERIAL: : Empirical examples are drawn from a research project concerning mental ill health in a multicultural neighbourhood. DISCUSSION: : Interpreters influence interview data in ways commonly unnoticed by researchers. One often-overlooked factor is that languages are dynamic and interpreters are not instruments. CONCLUSION: : Research conducted with an interpreter is a complex undertaking. Solely relying on checklists to improve methodological rigour can result in a false sense of the material's validity. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.subject interpreter en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural research en_US
dc.subject Sweden en_US
dc.subject mental ill-health en_US
dc.subject methodological rigour en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Lost in interpretation: The use of interpreters in research on mental ill health en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020764010382693 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Social Psychiatry;1
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 58 en_US
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