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Cognitive Debriefing:
A Challenging but
Rewarding Project
No matter how short or long, any
questionnaire developed in one part of the
world to be used in another part may carry
linguistic, cultural, and conceptual features
that present challenges when translated into
another language.
By Pham Hoa Hiep
E
ight years ago, when
a large language
services company
providing translations to the
pharmaceutical industry first
contacted me to work on a
cognitive debriefing project,
I had a vague idea of what
the job entailed. The project
manager explained that the
assignment would involve
collaborating with other
linguists to translate a short
patient questionnaire from
English into Vietnamese, but
the major task would include
testing the translation on
five patients in Vietnam
with a medical condition.
Impressed by the high rate
the company offered, I
accepted the assignment
after a brief training session.
I've learned a lot about
this area since that first job.
Today, I receive requests to
conduct cognitive debriefings
from companies almost
every month and derive a
portion of my income from
these assignments. So, how
can you take advantage of
this specialized market?
What skills are required? Let
me share my experiences
working on cognitive
debriefing projects, both as
a recruiter and interviewer,
along with tips for success.
What Is Cognitive
Debriefing?
Cognitive debriefing,
sometimes referred to
as pilot testing, is part
of a linguistic validation
process generally used to
evaluate clinical research
instruments designed to
gather information from
respondents in multinational
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