Inclusive survey design to meet translanguaging and multi-modality challenges: The READY Study

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Populations who comprise multiple language users and individuals who translanguage between different language capabilities in everyday life present significant challenges for online data collection. Inclusive and representative samples in complex linguistic populations require online methods that can accommodate not just different language options but the potential to move between languages to scaffold understanding. In addition, modality is a consideration for those respondents whose language competencies are not written, such as people with spoken language comprehension but low literacy or people who are sign language users.
In this presentation we will discuss our innovative and creative use of REDcap to accommodate deaf participants who can engage with an online survey in written English/Welsh, British Sign Language, Sign Supported Spoken English or Sign Supported Spoken Welsh separately or simultaneously. We discuss build issues, including how to ensure single data outputs regardless of language use whilst being able to track language engagement within the survey; the difficulties of video embedding and coding within REDcap and lessons from pilot testing across visual, written and auditory modalities. The context is the READY study of deaf youth [] but the implications are significant for other multilingual, multimodal online quantitative data collections.
19 Nov 2019


TitleDivision of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work Research Directorate Showcase
LocationUniversity of Manchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionLocal event