Questionnaire for professional medical translators
Thank you for your interest in this survey on professional medical translation!
My name is Raluca-Maria CHEREJI, I am a former medical translator and project manager, and I now work as a researcher and doctoral student in the University of Vienna Human and Artificial Intelligence in Translation (HAITrans) research group. I am seeking current medical translators to fill out this questionnaire and contribute to my doctoral project entitled "Expert-to-Lay Communication: The Use of Automatic Speech Recognition and Machine Translation Post-Editing (PEMT) in Translations for the Medical Domain", which is being carried out at the University of Vienna.
My doctoral project focuses on the use of speech and translation technologies in the context of patient-facing medical translation. In particular, it investigates the impact of dictating translations using an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) tool on medical translators’ output quality, cognitive effort, productivity, and attitudes, compared to Machine Translation Post-Editing (PEMT) and typed translation from scratch. One of the main objectives of this research is to identify the main difficulties medical translators encounter when translating medical texts aimed at patients as lay persons, as well as testing whether (and how) speech and translation technologies could help mitigate these challenges.
If you have professional experience with written translation of patient-facing medical texts such as Informed Consent Forms, Patient Information Sheets or Package Leaflets, in any language pairs and directions, I would be very grateful if you could answer the following questions to the best of your knowledge and ability. Your responses will provide valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities of patient-facing medical translation, as well as current technology use in these workflows.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire, which should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
For any questions or concerns about this questionnaire, please contact the project leader: Raluca-Maria CHEREJI (email@example.com), Doctoral Student in Transcultural Communication at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna. Letters in the post can be sent to the Department for Translation Studies, Kolingasse 14-16, 1090 Vienna.
There are 32 questions in this survey.