Methodology in interpreting studies
Many review articles have been written describing the growth and development of the field of interpreting studies. Few, though, focus on methodological issues. Methodologies for interpreting research have become increasingly diversified in recent years and warrant close examination. This methodological review analyzes 48 evidence-based studies published in the journal Interpreting during the period 2004–2009. The sampled articles are coded and analyzed in terms of the approach and methodology adopted, variables or constructs analyzed, data collection instruments used, and ways data is analyzed and presented. The article concludes with a discussion of the trends in research and potential improvements in the methodological rigor in interpreting studies.