Dear ASL/English Legal Interpreters (hearing interpreters):
I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study being conducted as part of my Masters of Science and Communications at Heriot Watt University under the supervision of Jemina Napier.
The title of the study is: When and How do Hearing interpreters decide to work with a Deaf interpreter within the court proceedings.
The study is designed to investigate two areas: 1) Explore hearing interpreter’s decision-making process when requesting to work with a Deaf interpreter in the court. 2) Identify a common trend for when hearing interpreters request to have a Deaf interpreter to work.
This is a questionnaire and is for hearing ASL-English interpreters who accept court assignments. There are 20 questions and should only take 10-15 minutes of your time.
Any information or personal details gathered within the questionnaire are confidential. The only people that will see the information collected will be the research team. No names will be used in our reports, although some examples of comments may be used. We will make sure no one can be identified by these comments.
If you decide to participate, you can stop the questionnaire at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.
We will tell people about our research findings through conference presentations and journal publications, and a short summary will be sent to you by email directly at your request.
The link to the questionnaire:
Christopher Tester, CDI