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With the turning out to be emphasis on scholarship in reading, this assortment tackles concerns serious to the inquiry method — from theoretical orientations in studying reports to functional issues for engaging in a examine learn. As a landmark quantity, it charts new territory via addressing various issues germane to spoken and signed language examining learn. either provocative and pragmatic, this quantity captures the taking into consideration a global slate of reading students together with Daniel Gile, Franz Pöchhacker, Debra Russell, Barbara Moser-Mercer, Melanie Metzger, Cynthia Roy, Minhua Liu, Jemina Napier, Lorraine Leeson, Jens Hessmann, Graham Turner, Eeva Salmi, Svenja Wurm, Rico Peterson, Robert Adam, Christopher Stone, Laurie Swabey and Brenda Nicodemus. skilled lecturers will locate rules to stimulate their ardour and dedication for examine, whereas scholars will achieve important insights inside its pages. This new quantity is key studying for a person desirous about reading study.

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As you read widely about your topic, your research interests and initial questions are likely to change in significant ways. Forming the right question(s) is an iterative process (O’Leary 2004), in which questions become sharper the more time you spend reading the literature and conversing with those who are guiding your development as a new researcher. O’Leary (2004) describes this process as one that is informed by reading and doing at all stages. You start with a broad 31 32 Debra L. Russell topic of interest and then take steps to investigate your questions further.

Exploring and comparing forms of interpretation could inform practice directed at providing accurate interpreting services, and address gaps in systemic research about consecutive and simultaneous signed language interpreting in legal contexts. The next step was to define my research questions, one of which was to compare the accuracy and effectiveness of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting used by ASL-English interpreters providing interpretation for direct evidence with a Deaf witness. Defining terms such as effectiveness and accuracy brought further clarity to the questions.

In my doctoral study, the research questions ultimately emerged from my work in legal settings and from questions and problems I had spent hours discussing with teams of interpreters in legal contexts. Try to observe the problem through fresh eyes to produce rich research questions. Refining focus: From topics of interest to researchable questions This section will explore moving from a topic area to defining research questions. As indicated in the previous section, working with the literature can be likened to following a trail of documents until you close in on the question that speaks to you.

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