Brita Dorer

Dipl.-Übers., Dipl.-IFS Brita Dorer

Department Survey Design and Methodology
Team European Social Survey

Kaiserring 10-16

68159
Mannheim
Phone:+49 (621) 1246-403
Fax:+49 (621) 1246-100

Vita

Translation studies (English, French, Italian) at the FTSK Germersheim / University of Mainz (Germany) and at the ETI / University of Geneva (Switzerland). “Interfacultative Studies of France” at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) with stays abroad in Paris and Brussels. 1997-1999 Lecturer for German (contract position) at Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg (France). 1999-2010 various freelance lectureships for English and French at the Foreign Language Institute, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and at the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK) of the University of Mainz in Germersheim (Germany). Since 1997, freelance translator, in the field of questionnaire translation, amongst others. Since November 2009 researcher at GESIS in the field of questionnaire translation.



Service

Member of the Core Scientific Team of the ESS, Head of the ESS Translation Team:

http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/methodology/ess_methodology/translation/


Leading Workpackage 3 'Maximising equivalence through translation' in the SERISS Project (Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences):

http://seriss.eu/about-seriss/work-packages/wp3-maximising-equivalence-through-translation/   

Research

Questionnaire translation and adaptation, translatability of source questionnaires - advance translations, adaptation versus close translation; translation process research.

Editorship

Johnson, Timothy P., Beth-Ellen Pennel, Ineke Stoop, and Brita Dorer, ed. 2018 (Forthcoming). Advances in Comparative Survey Methods: Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC). Wiley Series in Survey Methodology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Contribution to edited volume

Jong, Julie de, Brita Dorer, Sunghee Lee, Ting Yan, and Ana Villar. 2018 (Forthcoming). "Overview of Questionnaire Design and Testing." In Advances in Comparative Survey Methods: Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC) , edited by Timothy Johnson, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Ineke Stoop, and Brita Dorer, Wiley Series in Survey Methodology . New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "(Co-author of different chapters under 'Translation' and 'Adaptation')." In Guidelines for Best Practice in Cross-Cultural Surveys, http://www.ccsg.isr.umich.edu/.

Dorer, Brita. 2015. "Carrying out ‘advance translations’ to detect comprehensibility problems in a source questionnaire of a cross-national survey." In Translation and Comprehensibility, edited by Karin Maksymski, Silke Gutermuth, and Silvia Hansen-Schirra, TransÜD 72, 77-112. Berlin: Frank & Timme.

Dorer, Brita. 2012. "Advance translation in the European social survey: enhancing the translatability of a source questionnaire in a cross-cultural survey." In Tagungsband - Übersetzen in die Zukunft 2012: 2. Internationale Fachkonferenz des BDÜ, 28.-30. September 2012, edited by Wolfram Baur, Brigitte Eichner, Sylvia Kalina, and Felix Mayer, 634-643.

Working and discussion paper

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, and Brita Dorer. 2016. Measurement Instruments in Cross-National Surveys. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_006.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, and Brita Dorer. 2015. Messinstrumente in internationalen Studien (Measurement instruments in international studies). GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_006.

Dorer, Brita. 2011. Advance translation in the 5th round of the European Social Survey (ESS). FORS Working Paper Series 2011-4. Lausanne: FORS. http://www2.unil.ch/fors/IMG/pdf/FORS_WPS_2011-04_Dorer-3.pdf.

Conference contribution

Dorer, Brita, and Ana Villar. 2017. "Experiment for testing questionnaire translation methods in the European Social Survey (ESS): “Ask the same question” (close) versus more adaptive approaches." CSDI Workshop 2017, Mannheim, 16.03.2017.

Dorer, Brita, and Maurice Martens. 2017. "The Translation Management Tool (TMT) used for a survey applying the TRAPD model: The example of the European Social Survey (ESS), Round 8." CSDI Workshop 2017, Mannheim, 17.03.2017.

Villar, Ana, and Brita Dorer. 2016. "Advances in empirical research on testing methods." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), 25-29 July 2016, Chicago (USA).

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "Can advance translation contribute to identifying source questionnaire problems at the concept level?." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), 25-29 July 2016, Chicago (USA).

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "Experiment for testing questionnaire translation methods in the European Social Survey (ESS): Ask the same question versus more adaptive approaches." Q2016 - European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Madrid, 02.06.2016.

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "Experiment for testing questionnaire translation methods in the European Social Survey (ESS): “Ask the same question” versus more adaptive approaches." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), 25-29 July 2016, Chicago (USA).

Dorer, Brita, and Maurice Martens. 2016. "The Translation Management Tool (TMT) – a single online platform for translating cross-cultural survey instruments." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), 25-29 July 2016, Chicago (USA), 27.07.2016.

Martens, Maurice, and Brita Dorer. 2015. "Translation Management Tool (TMT)." ESRA 2015: 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Reykjavik.

Dorer, Brita. 2015. "‘Advance Translation’: A Method Applied to Tackle Comprehensibility and Translatability Problems in the Source Questionnaire of a Cross-National Survey." 2nd International Conference on Eyetracking and Applied Linguistics, Warsaw, Poland, 21.09.2015.

Orten, Hilde, Taina Jääskeläinen, Edwin de Vet, and Brita Dorer. 2014. "A common metadata understanding for the three DASISH survey tools." EDDI14: 6th Annual European DDI User Conference, London.

Martens, Maurice, Brita Dorer, and Taina Jääskeläinen. 2014. "The DASISH translation management tool: adapting existing software to DDI." EDDI14: 6th Annual European DDI User Conference.

Dorer, Brita. 2013. "Advance translation as a means of improving the translatability of a source questionnaire in a cross-national social science survey: poster presented at the 7th Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST), 29 August – 1 September 2013, Germersheim (Germany)." 7th Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST).

Dorer, Brita. 2013. "Enhancing the translatability of the source questionnaire in the European Social Survey (ESS): does advance translation help?." 68th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research AAPOR, Boston (MA).

Dorer, Brita, and Maurice Martens. 2013. "The online translation tool ‘LMU’: adapted to the needs of the European Social Survey (ESS)." CSDI Workshop, Stockholm.

Widdop, Sally, Brita Dorer, and Rory Fitzgerald. 2013. "Translation verification in the ESS: a reliable means of assessing translation quality?." CSDI Workshop, Stockholm.

Dorer, Brita, Sally Widdop, and Rory Fitzgerald. 2013. "Translation verification in the ESS: a means for achieving equivalent translations in a cross-national survey?." 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Ljubljana.

Dorer, Brita. 2012. "Advance translation in the European Social Survey (ESS) Rounds 5 and 6 - next steps." 10th International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, CSDI 2012, Washington DC.

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "Advance Translation in the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 5, 2010." CSDI 2011 - Eighth International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, London.

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "Advance Translation in the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 5, 2010." 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Lausanne.

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "Advance Translation in the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 5, 2010." 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Geneva.

Widdop, Sally, Brita Dorer, and Rory Fitzgerald. 2011. "Translation Verification in the European Social Survey (ESS)." 8th CSDI Workshop, London.

Widdop, Sally, Brita Dorer, and Rory Fitzgerald. 2011. "Translation Verification in the European Social Survey – help or hindrance?." 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Lausanne.

Contribution not at conference

Orten, Hilde, Knut Kalgraff Skjåk, Taina Jääskeläinen, Brita Dorer, and Joachim Wackerow. 2015. "Metadata across the survey lifecycle: a common metadata understanding for the three DASISH survey tools." 2015 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI), London, 26.03.2015.

Dorer, Brita. 2015. "Questionnaire translation in cross-cultural surveys (invited talk)." Nederlandstalig Platform voor Survey Onderzoek (NPSO), The Hague, 24.03.2015.

Dorer, Brita. 2015. "Recurrent pitfalls and errors detected in ESS translations and how these are to be resolved." Symposium on “Competencies and Knowledge in Questionnaire Translation and Cross-Cultural Questionnaire Development”, Mannheim, 28.09.2015.

Dorer, Brita, and Maurice Martens. 2015. "The DASISH Translation Management Tool (TMT)." 2015 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI), London, 26.03.2015.

Other

Behr, Dorothée, Brita Dorer, and Silke L. Schneider. 2014. "Questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys: course during the 3rd GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. Cologne." GESIS. Köln.

Behr, Dorothée, and Brita Dorer. 2012. "Translation of questionnaires: Course during the 1st GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. Cologne. 13 - 17 August 2012 ." Cologne.

Behr, Dorothée, and Brita Dorer. 2011. "Einführung in die Fragebogenübersetzung (Introduction to questionnaire translation): GESIS-Workshop. 26 - 27 September 2011." Mannheim.

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "Questionnaire translation: the example of the European Social Survey (ESS): CHALLENGES TO SOCIAL SURVEY RESEARCH: METHODOLOGY AND EXCELLENCE. Data Confrontation Seminar together with Oliver Lipps, FORS (Lausanne, Switzerland). Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania). May 23-24, 2011 ." Kaunas/Lithuania (LiDA).

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "Two-day exchange with Brita Dorer (GESIS) on questions of survey translation, language, and equivalence. (Invited by Brian Kleiner and Isabelle Renschler). 20-21 January 2011. ." Lausanne/Switzerland (FORS).

Event

Dorer, Brita. 2017. "ESS Translation Expert Panel meeting." Mannheim, 08.05.2017 - 09.05.2017.

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "ESS Round 8 Translation Meeting: Meeting with Adjudicators of all ESS language versions." Wien, Österreich, 25.04.2016 - 25.04.2016.

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "Questionnaire Translation Methods and Approaches: Session." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), Chicago (USA), 25.07.2016 - 29.07.2016.

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "TRAPD and Translation Assessment: Session ." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016) , Chicago (USA), 25.07.2016 - 29.07.2016.

Dorer, Brita. 2015. "ESS Translation Expert Task Group Meeting." Mannheim, 24.02.2015 - 25.02.2015.

Behr, Dorothée, Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, and Brita Dorer. 2015. "Session co-(convenor): What does it mean to produce equivalent questionnaire translations?." ESRA 2015: 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Reykjavik.

Dorer, Brita. 2013. "ESS Translation Expert Task Group Meeting." Mannheim, 13.06.2013 - 14.06.2013.

Behr, Dorothée, Brita Dorer, and Gijs Van Houten. 2013. "Session (co)-convenor "advancing the field of questionnaire translation: identifying problems, discussing methods, pushing the research agenda." 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Ljubljana.

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "ESS Translation Expert Task Group Meeting." Mannheim, 27.10.2011 - 28.10.2011.

Behr, Dorothée, and Brita Dorer. 2011. "Session (co-)convenor. Pioneering survey translation: Frontier research in questionnaire translation and multilingual measurement instruments I and II (Session)." 4th European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Conference, Lausanne.

Other

Dorer, Brita, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg. 2016. Survey Translation Methods for 3MC Studies: Shortcourse, 3mc conference, Chicago, 25 July 2016.