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Vita

1999 2004 Translation studies at the Institute for Translation and Interpreting, University of Heidelberg, language combination French, Spanish and English, minor in law. One semester abroad at the University of Valencia, Spain, and one year in Michigan, United States, further stays abroad in different French-speaking countries.

2005 Translator and project manager at KERN AG Sprachendienste, Karlsruhe

2006/2007 Branch manager at KERN AG Sprachendienste, Mannheim

2008 - 2022 Freelance translator specializing in law, marketing and questionnaire translation, validation and verification in the fields of clinical research, education and social sciences. Regular implementation and evaluation of cognitive interviews with patients and doctors, reconciliation of several translations, evaluation of expert reviews, participation in translation discussions as part of the TRAPD approach, etc.

Since September 2022 PHD position at GESIS in the team Cross-Cultural Survey Methods.
 
Since December 2023 part of the GESIS Translation Team for the European Social Survey (ESS).










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Service

Workpackage 5 "Questionnaire Translation" of the European Social Survey (ESS):
Translation | European Social Survey
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Research

Questionnaire translation, comparability of questions in cross-cultural surveys, comprehensibility of translated survey questions, cognitive interviews as a means of translation quality control

Research project "
Who translates questionnaires best? The impact of translator background and translation technologies on translation quality"


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Publications

Lecture

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Presentation at a conference

Efu Nkong, Ulrike, and Dorothée Behr. 2024. "Questionnaire translators, their background and relevant competencies: Insights from a Survey among National Teams from Large-Scale Cross-National Studies ." CSDI - International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, SHARE Berlin Institute GmbH, 2024-03-18.

Behr, Dorothée, and Ulrike Efu Nkong. 2024. "Support Material, Instructions, and Translation Tools in Questionnaire Translation: Insights from a Survey among National Teams from Large-Scale Cross-National Studies ." CSDI - International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, SHARE Berlin Institute GmbH, 2024-03-18.

Behr, Dorothée, and Ulrike Efu Nkong. 2023. "Questionnaire Translation Methodology: Zooming in on the Initial Translation Step and Staff in Questionnaire Translation." CSDI: International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, Granada, Spain, 2023-04-19.

Efu Nkong, Ulrike, and Dorothée Behr. 2023. "Who translates and why? Translation procedures in large-scale cross-cultural surveys." ESRA Conference, Milano, 2023-07-20.