In this multidisciplinary research area we study all aspects related to language and surveys. We aim to improve the translation of survey questionnaires by conducting translation process research, investigating Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools and exploring how to adopt methods from computational linguistics and corpus linguistics in survey research.
We develop methods to compare questionnaires in two languages with respect to format features and measurement properties and we study the role of the language of administration of a survey in cross-cultural comparability.
In 2018 we developed an app to download the data of every ESS round, as well as the integrated ESS1-8 file, with all the variable and value labels in Spanish. Data can be downloaded in SPSS and Stata format.