1English Department, Science and Research Campus, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran
This study investigated criteria and themes required for constructing an objective and communicative psycho-motor mechanism scale based on the theory of translation proposed by PACTE. Qualitative para- digm was employed in relation to the translation tasks and the number of participants (no.11). Feedback through semi-structured interview was obtained to find the descriptors in designing the psycho-motor mechanism scale. Two independent raters, familiar with analyzing qualitative data, evaluated the transla- tion works and responses to the interviews. The results of the study could contribute to the field of trans- lation studies. The findings showed that more objective criteria in relation to anchored theories of transla- tion quality assessment were required in the field.