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Combination and Triangulation of Methods and Data

Combination and Triangulation of Methods and Data Gyde Hansen, December 29, 2005   In empirical TS, combining methods and data has become an important research technique. This procedure is often called “triangulation”. For example, data from first-person observations (TAPs) are combined with data from third-person observations (the observer) in order to reach inter-subjectivity. Qualitative approaches are …

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When is a law probabilistic

When is a law probabilistic?   Daniel Gile   November 27, 2005   Probabilistic laws lie somewhere between determinism, where a phenomenon is certain, and total uncertainty, where one has no idea as to whether the phenomenon will materialize and how. Probabilistic laws attempt to quantify uncertainty. For instance, if it is known that the …

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Translation research: LAP versus/with ESP?

Translation research: LAP versus/with ESP? A response to Maria Filippakopoulou Daniel Gile October 22, 2005 In her essay, Maria Filippakopoulou (MF) criticizes “scientific” discourse, “long and sufficiently debated”.      Firstly, regarding the reasons why most of the texts in this web page refer to “scientific discourse”: Contributors simply happen to be interested in scientific discourse. There is nothing to prevent …

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Editing TS journals

Editing TS journals   Helle V. Dam1 (Aarhus School of Business, Denmark)     When I was invited to speak at the EST symposium on publishing in TS, the organizers asked me to address the topic of Editing TS journals based on the following questions:     What are the objectives and ambitions of journal editors? What are their editorial …

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Publishing in TS: the authors’ and referees’ viewpoint

Publishing in TS: the authors’ and referees’ viewpoint Daniel Gile The Ghent symposium on publishing in TS (September 2005) focused on the editors’ position and concerns. During the discussion, journal editors said they did not feel they were in competition with each other, in spite of the fact that authors most often have to select one journal …

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