Toolkit on Translating and Adapting Instruments

Date: 04/2005

Author(s): Ligia M. Chávez, Ph.D., Glorisa Canino, Ph.D.

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a step by step guide on the translation and adaptation of an instrument, using the latest standards for methodological approaches in cross-cultural research, in order to achieve cultural equivalency. Researchers and evaluators will be made aware of the conceptual and methodological challenges involved in translating and adapting instruments, and will be provided with guidelines and suggestions throughout the process.

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