Category: Accuracy

  • Death of Transcribers: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    Death of Transcribers: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    Warning: if you are a transcriber STOP!!! Reading the rest of this post might be harmful to your health. In a year’s time, a new app will be launched that is going to be the death of ALL transcribers. In a year’s time we are all going to be out of a job.  Sad, but […]

  • Reviewing Transcripts for Accuracy: The Ideal vs The Practical

    Reviewing Transcripts for Accuracy: The Ideal vs The Practical

    There are many methods for ensuring transcription accuracy. For example, a concordance assessment involves two typists independently transcribing an interview and then comparing the two transcripts. However, it is rare that a researcher has the resources for acquiring the time of two typists for one transcript. Ideally a researcher would have access to as much […]

  • Qualitative Data Collection and Transcription Errors

    Qualitative Data Collection and Transcription Errors

    What are the most common qualitative data collection and transcription errors? Read on and find out how you can avoid them. Pitfalls and problems occur in every type of research, but rarely are they discussed in the realm of transcription.  Easton, McComish, and Greenberg’s article Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Qualitative Data Collection and Transcription, published […]

  • Variation in Transcription Practice; What’s an accurate transcription?

    Variation in Transcription Practice; What’s an accurate transcription?

    Consider a conversation you had earlier in the day with at least three other people.  Imagine if you had to transcribe it, creating an accurate transcription of that exact conversation.  Do you believe that each person would record the conversation the same?  Every person brings a unique viewpoint, both socially and culturally. It is not […]