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  • Best Voice Recorder for Lectures

    Best Voice Recorder for Lectures

    When I was in college, I recorded a lot of the lectures and found the recordings to be incredibly, incredibly useful. Why? They were a useful learning tool; I used recorded lectures to strategically revisit sections I wanted to reinforce, and when preparing for assessments. I was always amazed, when I listened back to the lectures, how much stuff I didn’t write down!

  • About Me – Academic Transcriber Par Excellence

    About Me – Academic Transcriber Par Excellence

    If you have rummaged through this site, (which you should – it has great tips on how to make your qualitative research a success), you’ll have noticed that it lacks an about me page. And that’s because I am (I really should say “we”) client-centric. This site is not about me, an academic transcriber or us, Weloty. It’s about You, the researcher. It’s about helping YOU, again, have a successful research project. My sole aim to provide a transcription service that assists researchers achieve their research goals – and I want to help you make your research experience better and easier. Recently though, I had a chat with a researcher from California. I am transcribing his dissertation interviews and he asked me, “Don’t you find transcription monotonous, a chore?” I “interpreted” the question and…

  • How To Transcribe an Interview for Dissertation – Part 2

    How To Transcribe an Interview for Dissertation – Part 2

    “[I]t is a truism to note that all transcription is in some sense interpretation …” (Cook, 1990, p.12) In the first post (please read!) of this 2 part series on how to transcribe an interview for dissertation, I gave you on overview of the transcription process, equipment you’ll need, 3 ways to transcribe your interviews and […]

  • TranscriptionMaster

    TranscriptionMaster

    The Problem Have you tried looking for an easy to use transcription software? You may have and I am sure you were disappointed. I was. A while back I DIY guide on how to transcribe your research interviews. In that post I offered copies of an older version of the software that I used to […]

  • How to Record Research Interviews Conducted via Skype

    How to Record Research Interviews Conducted via Skype

    “Hello Isaac. I’m going to be doing one of my research interviews via Skype. Do you have a preference for the type of recorder I use for Skype or do you just want the mp3 file?” – PhD Student. Dear PhD student, Skype is a great asset in your research. If you, and your respondent, […]

  • Verbatim Transcription of Research Interviews and Focus Group Discussions

    Verbatim Transcription of Research Interviews and Focus Group Discussions

    What is Verbatim Transcription Poland (1995) defines verbatim audio transcription as the word-for-word reproduction of verbal data, where the written words are an exact replication of the recorded (video or audio) words. With this definition, accuracy concerns the substance of the interview, that is, the meanings and perceptions created and shared during a conversation. And […]