Multilingual survey research: Do poor translations cause bias?
Survey results may be biased in multilingual research if consumers are unfamiliar with translated terms, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Group helps to improve use of colossal digital library 'Europeana'
The IXA Group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has helped to improve the use of the colossal digital library Europeana. The Library currently has 15 million content items in the field of culture in a range ...
New computer-based tool measures readability for different readers
Today most public services involve electronic communication, which requires that people are able to read relatively well. However, a significant number of adults cannot fully understand the texts they read for example on ...
Communities advance when computers speak their language
Citizens in remote rural areas in 11 Asian countries are leaping over language barriers and into the Internet age. They may now access government services online, and submit college applications without making ...
Linguist study finds core group of words has survived for 15,000 years
Setting national standards for English learners a formidable task
Arriving at a national definition of "English language learner" is a formidable task, best undertaken in a years-long process, a University of California, Davis, expert argued Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American ...
Gravity's lingua franca: Unifying general relativity and quantum theory through spectra; geometry
US teens doing better on science tests than public realizes, survey says
American teenagers aren't doing as poorly on international science tests as adults think. Despite the misconception, people don't think the subject should get greater emphasis in schools, a survey released Monday found.
No 'silver bullet' for science standards
America's K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science.
To save endangered languages, tribes turn to tech
In a conference room in a Las Vegas casino, about three dozen people are swishing their fingers across iPads, trying out test versions of new apps.
Preschool program bridges the achievement gap, study shows
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the John W. Gardner Center provide several years of data to support the benefits of high-quality early childhood education.
Can one buy the right to name a planet? IAU responds
In the light of recent events, where the possibility of buying the rights to name exoplanets has been advertised, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) wishes to inform the public that such schemes have ...
US team using Twitter, Facebook to fight militants
(AP)—The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a "Most Wanted" jihadi from America's South. The Alabama ...
Immigrants who live, work together less apt to learn English, study finds
Adult immigrants living and working in places where they are surrounded by others who share their ethnic backgrounds are less likely to learn or be proficient in the English language, say two Purdue University researchers.