Brita Dorer

Dr. phil. Brita Dorer Dipl.-Übers., Dipl.-IFS

Survey Design and Methodology
European Social Survey

Kaiserring 10-16
68159 Mannheim

+49 (0621) 1246 - 403

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Vita


Translation studies (English, French, Italian) at the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK) of the University of Mainz in Germersheim (Germany) and at the ETI / University of Geneva (Switzerland). Diploma in “Interfacultative Studies of France” (IFS) at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) with stays abroad in Paris and Brussels. Doctorate in translation studies from FTSK Germersheim / University of Mainz on “Advance Translation as a Means of Improving Source Questionnaire Translatability? Findings from a Think-Aloud Study for French and German". 
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 FTSK / 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. Since winter term 2018/2019: co-supervising the module on Mixed Methods of the online doctoral school Research Methods in TI Studies (ReMeTIS) of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva.







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Service

Leading Workpackage 5 "Questionnaire Translation" of the European Social Survey (ESS) (member of the Core Scientific Team of the ESS):

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/   
   


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Forschung

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

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Veröffentlichungen

Publikation

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Monographie

Dorer, Brita. 2019 (Forthcoming). Advance Translation as a Means of Improving Source Questionnaire Translatability? Findings from a Think-Aloud Study for French and German. Berlin: Frank & Timme.

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Herausgeberschaft

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

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Beitrag im Sammelwerk

Jong, Julie de, Brita Dorer, Sunghee Lee, Ting Yan, and Ana Villar. 2018. "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, MI: Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. 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.

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Arbeits- und Diskussionspapier

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.

Vortrag

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Konferenzbeitrag

Dorer, Brita. 2019. "Advance Translation as a Means of Improving Source Questionnaire Translatability? Findings from a Think-Aloud Study for French and German." 2nd International Congress on Translation, Interpreting and Cognition, Interdisciplinarity: the Way out of the Box; FTSK, University of Mainz in Germersheim (Germany) , 05.07.2019.

Dorer, Brita. 2019. "Advance Translations Used to Enhance the Translatability of the Source Questionnaire in the ESS: Confirmation of the Usefulness in a Think-Aloud Study into French and German." 2019 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, Warsaw (Poland), 18.03.2019.

Dorer, Brita, and Lydia Repke. 2019. "Mechanisms of close versus free questionnaire translation: Qualitative findings from an experiment in Estonian and Slovene." 2019 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, Warsaw, Poland, 18.03.2019.

Dorer, Brita, Lydia Repke, and Ana Villar. 2018. "SERISS experiment for testing close versus more adaptive questionnaire translation approaches: First results from the translation sessions and from the field." 2018 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation Program (CSDI), Limerick, Ireland, 26.03.2018.

Dorer, Brita, and Ana Villar. 2017. "Experiment for testing questionnaire translation methods in the European Social Survey (ESS): close versus more adaptive approaches." ESRA 2017: 7th conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lisbon (Portugal), 17.07.2017.

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.

Dorer, Brita, Maurice Martens, and Sebastiaan Pennings. 2017. "The Translation Management Tool (TMT) used for a survey applying the TRAPD model: the example of the European Social Survey (ESS), Round 8." ESRA 2017: 7th conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lisbon (Portugal), 17.07.2017.

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 (Spain), 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.

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), City University London (UK)., 26.03.2015. https://www.csdiworkshop.org/images/2015/ToolsCrossNational/DASISHsurveytools.pdf.

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

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

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, University of London (UK).

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, University of London (UK).

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 (USA).

Dorer, Brita, and Maurice Martens. 2013. "The online translation tool ‘LMU’: adapted to the needs of the European Social Survey (ESS)." 11th CSDI Workshop. Stockholm (Sweden).

Widdop, Sally, Brita Dorer, and Rory Fitzgerald. 2013. "Translation verification in the ESS: a reliable means of assessing translation quality?." 11th CSDI Workshop. Stockholm (Sweden).

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 (Slovenia).

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, Gallup World Headquarters, Washington D.C. (USA)..

Dorer, Brita. 2011. "Advance Translation in the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 5, 2010." CSDI 2011 - 8th International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI). City University of 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 (Switzerland).

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

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

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Beitrag nicht auf Konferenz

Dorer, Brita. 2019. "Fragebogenübersetzung in internationalen Umfragen [Questionnaire translation in international surveys]" (invited talk). Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (DE)." 15.01.2019.

Dorer, Brita. 2019. "Translation of Rating Scales in the European Social Survey (ESS)." GESIS Roundtable “Ex-post Harmonisation of rating scales in national and international surveys”

, 10.05.2019.

Dorer, Brita. 2018. "Advance Translations in the European Social Survey (ESS) – a means for improving the translatability of source questionnaires for multilingual surveys?." OECD-GESIS Seminar “Translating and Adapting Instruments in Large Scale Assessments”. Paris (France), 07.06.2018.

Dorer, Brita, and Maurice Martens. 2018. "TMT: Questionnaire Translation Management for Large International Studies: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead." 2018 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation Program (CSDI), Limerick (Ireland), 26.03.2018.

Dorer, Brita. 2015. "Questionnaire translation in cross-cultural surveys (invited talk). ." Nederlandstalig Platform voor Survey Onderzoek (NPSO). SCP The Hague (Netherlands), 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 (Germany), 28.09.2015.

Lehre

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Sonstiges

Dorer, Brita. 2018. "Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies (ReMeTIS) : Foundations and Data Analysis // Module: Mixed Methods: Short course at online doctoral school, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva."

Dorer, Brita, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg. 2016. "Survey Translation Methods for 3MC Studies: Shortcourse, 2nd 3mc conference, Chicago (USA), 25 July 2016."

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.

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

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 ."

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, FORS, Lausanne, Switzerland). 20-21 January 2011.

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Organisation

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Veranstaltung

Dorer, Brita. 2019. "ESS Translation Expert Panel meeting. Mannheim, 27/28 June 2019."

Dorer, Brita, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg. 2019. "Questionnaire Translation and Language Issues in Survey Research: Detecting Problems and Suggesting Solutions (Session)." 2019 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, Warsaw (Poland), 18.03.2019 - 20.03.2019.

Dorer, Brita. 2018. "ESS 9 Translation Meeting with Adjudicators. Paris (France)." 17.04.2018.

Dorer, Brita. 2018. "Questionnaire translation in theory and practice: Challenges, solutions - and new ideas? (Session)." 2018 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation Program (CSDI). Limerick (Ireland), 26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018.

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

Behr, Dorothée, Brita Dorer, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg. 2017. "Questionnaire translation in theory and practice: achievements, challenges, and innovations: Session." ESRA 2017: 7th conference of the European Survey Research Association. Lisbon (Portugal), 17.07.2017 - 21.07.2017.

Behr, Dorothée, Brita Dorer, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg. 2017. "Session (co-)convener: Questionnaire translation in theory and practice: achievements, challenges and innovations." ESRA 2017: 7th conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon.

Dorer, Brita. 2016. "ESS Round 8 Translation Meeting: Meeting with Adjudicators of all ESS language versions. Vienna (Austria)." 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.