Paper Information

Journal:   TRANSLATION STUDIES   WINTER 2013 , Volume 10 , Number 40; Page(s) 77 To 94.
 
Paper: 

SCREEN CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSLATION PROCESS RESEARCH

 
 
Author(s):  ZAHEDI SABER*
 
* ALLAMEH TABATABA’I UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

The present study aims to provide guidelines for using screencapture technology in translation process research. Screencapture technology reFers to digital recording of actions on a computer screen. The study shows how a researcher, making use of screencapture, can obtain information regarding the diFFiculties and issues involved in the process of translation. In this study, a group of translators were given limited amount of time to complete their work, andat the same time their performance on the computer screen was recorded by means of a screencapture application. The data provided valuable information such as self-correction, pause, compromising, dictionary use, shortcuts and immediate revision in the process of translation. Using such a device, one could reduce the Former disadvantages in translation process research using think-aloud protocols which made the participants conscious of being studied. The article finallylists a number of advantages of using this method as well as its limitations.

 
Keyword(s): SCREEN CAPTURE, TRANSLATION PROCESS, TRANSLATION RESEARCH, INTROSPECTIVE METHODS
 
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