Where academic research is concerned, transcription can be of great value. From saving you a ton of time, to making the process of data analysis easy and effective, we discover four benefits transcription can bring to your academic research.
1. Focus on the interview
With transcription, you do not have to worry about scribbling notes or quotes during an interview. All the information is being recorded by a digital recorder or other recording device and is easily traceable in a well-typed and formatted transcript. This creates a better organized interview.
2. Capture every detail
You can’t miss a single detail with transcription. Every single thing is typed, and you will not have to struggle to remember information or worry about missing details.
3. Simplify data analysis
Data is easily extracted for analysis with transcripts of all your interviews or focus groups available. Make use of the search function in Microsoft Word (Ctrl F) to navigate through the document and find the data you’re looking for.
4. Accessible and shareable
Compared to audio and video files, transcripts are easily shared and accessed. They do not take up too much storage in the cloud, hence they can be easily shared to many people at once.
Transcription is such an arduous and time-consuming task. You could do it yourself; however, more value could be achieved when outsourced to a seasoned transcriptionist or a reliable transcription company, especially when overloaded with many files and tight deadlines. It will cost you some cash, but you get to save a lot of time for more important areas of your research.
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