Qualitative research methods in translation theory

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Journal / PublicationSAGE Open
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021



This article analyses different methodological approaches adopted by theoretical articles published in translation studies journals. To account for the range of perspectives, a small corpus comprising articles from three journals listed in both the Thomson and Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) was studied. The article discusses how the methods used could gain in rigor from being formalized. It begins by defining translation theory before outlining a corpus of articles to be studied. It then moves onto describing and discussing four methodologies to provide recommendations for conducting future research in translation theory.

Research Area(s)

  • translation, theory, methodologies, case study, examples