Course Description for Applied Research in Interpretation
Applied Research in Interpretation
Prerequisite: EDF 6480
Description: This course introduces students to current research in the field of spoken and signed language interpretation and directs students in conceptualizing research projects. Students are instructed about research ethics involved in social science research and they will become certified to conduct research with human subjects. Informed Consent and other requirements of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for research approval are covered. Students are mentored through topic investigation, problem identification, research design, and literature review. The goal of the course is for students to become critical consumers and practitioners of research applicable to the interpreting profession. This course measures mastery of written English competency, academic use of ASL, logical concept development, critical analysis of the literature, and cohesion in writing and presentations.