Translation and cognitive testing of the harmonised personal well-being questions

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Comanaru, Ruxandra; D'Ardenne, Joanna
Date of publication
2 April 2018
Natcen Social Research
Health Services, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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This report presents the findings of a pilot research project commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The project involved translation of the ONS personal well-being questions into two minority languages spoken in the UK, Urdu and Sylheti, and subsequent cognitive testing of the translated questions.

In commissioning this work, an important goal was to understand more about the linguistic and cultural relevance of the personal well-being questions to people living in the UK who may have limited English. The research also sought to establish methods for appropriate translation and understanding of cultural issues which shape responses and implications for use of the questions both in translation and in English.

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