Manual (on) Transcription (2. Ed.)
Our manual on transcription is now available in its second English edition and it can be downloaded in PDF format for free. In our manual, we explain what’s important when creating transcripts – and why it is not advisable to start without proper preparation and understanding of the foundational techniques of audio and video transcription. We provide answers to questions such as: Who to do an interview. What exactly should be transcribed? Can I use voice recognition software? Which file formats and audio recording specifications are suitable? Which transcription convention do I need? Which errors can be avoided? How long does transcription take? How do I eliminate white noise?
Our compact and comprehensible manual supports and guides you during transcription in the context of a qualitative research project. We reference up-to-date literature on the topic; we refine existing advice and provide new, time-saving hints.
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We appreciate all feedback we receive from our readers. We make every effort possible to integrate comments and concerns into future editions of the manual – so please contact us if you have any comments!
The publication is registered under ISBN: 978-3-8185-0497-7. In your academic work, please cite the book as follows:
Dresing, Thorsten/Pehl, Thorsten/Schmieder, Christian: Manual (on) Transcription. Transcription Conventions, Software Guides and Practical Hints for Qualitative Researchers. 2st English edition. Marburg 2013. Available Online: http://www.audiotranskription.de/english/transcription-practicalguide.htm (Access: dd.mm.yyyy) ISBN: 978-3-8185-0497-7
On the content
In our manual we have compiled pertinent, comprehensible information on academic transcription which can be easily adapted into your own practice. In 84 pages we provide the relevant and necessary information for recording and transcribing in the context of a qualitative research project. The book features practical guides, a series of concrete transcription conventions, and hints on how to avoid errors and save time.
Table of content
Reasons for conducting qualitative interviews
Successfully conducting interviews
Producing transcripts: The challenge of producing a text
Different transcription conventions – different data
A simple transcription procedure
A complex transcription convention: GAT2
Transcription conventions in conversation analysis
How long does it take to transcribe?
Remarks concerning anonymization
Expecting and avoiding transcription errors
Can speech recognition software take some work off my shoulders?
Use transcription software – not iTunesTM
Step-by-step guide for f4 (WindowsTM) and f5 (Mac®)
Time stamps are useful!
Tutorials / Practical Hints
How to choose a recording device
Using time stamps in computer-aided analysis
Hints for recording & handling files in particular situations
Recording telephone interviews
Recording phone conversations with Skype
Converting audio files
Trimming audio files
Data security and recovering deleted data
Cited works / References