On 15 June 2015, Lukasz Kaczmarek, senior lecturer in translation (School of Media, Culture and Communications), delivered a speech to early career researchers.
BA Translation senior lecturer Lukasz Kaczmarek's speech at the Advancing Research in Translation & Interpreting Studies conference concerned practical and ethical considerations underlying interviews as a means of collecting data in interpreting studies.
Drawing on his own experience, he discussed the most essential aspects of collecting interviews. These involved recruiting participants, interviews design and reliability of data. He also focused on methodological implications of using interviews as a data collection tool.
As the conference was devoted to collaboration and networking in research, his speech generated a lively discussion revolving mainly around inter-institutional cooperation between academic and professional institutions with a view to streamlining and improving communication and cooperation.