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How can I reduce transcription time? 7 tips for fast transcription

Typing up Inteviews is and always will be an annoying and tedious job. There is some potential to save yourself time, here are 7 of our most effective tips: Recording quality The quality of the recording has a significant impact on the time you have to allow for editing. Here, a well-recorded live interview in […]

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How long does it take to transcribe interviews?

Rule of thumb 1 to 10 Expect to need about 5 to 10 times the interview duration as transcription time. That’s assuming well-recorded one-on-one interviews, average typing skills, simple rules for transcription, and a proofread at the end. We measured it: Our empirical research showed a mean of 1 in 6.3 (SD = 1.5). That […]

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Record and transcribe group conversations

Transcribing a group discussion is very time-consuming and quite nerve-wracking. Especially the transcription of group discussions requires good concentration. The noise level in the recording is often higher and the conversations are usually more turbulent than in a “contemplative” one-on-one conversation. To put this into perspective, we calculate a transcription time of 5-6 hours per […]

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Recording of telephone interviews

Our report below is old and outdated. If you are looking for current solutions for recording, you can find more up-to-date information from Kai Dröge. And maybe after that our programs will support you in transcribing and evaluating: f4transkript Transcription software f4analyse Analysis software   Status 25.05.2015 Telephone interviews can be conveniently recorded with audio […]

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Conducting qualitative interviews – 4 basic tips

Test recording quality very critically What appears to be “good” recording quality on a quick listen may prove to be problematic or difficult to transcribe on a closer listen. Therefore, please be super critical about the recording quality. We speak from our own painful experience: the smallest beep or noise gets on your nerves when […]

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There are always mistakes in transcripts – here’s how to avoid them

Mistakes in transcripts always exist – here’s how to avoid them A great article by Isabella Chiari  has been accompanying us in our workshops for a long time. Chiari specifically and systematically measured how many and which errors occur during the typing of speech. To do this, she had the participants in the study listen […]

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Transcription systems when typing and “huh…uh, why they’re uh helpful.”

In vielen Fällen ist es bei Interviews sinnvoll, nicht nur die bedeutungstragenden Wörter zu transkribieren, sondern auch die sogenannten Zögerungslaute oder Diskurspartikeln wie „hm“ oder „äh“. Diese können bei einer Aussage von großer Relevanz sein. Antwortet die interviewte Person etwa fröhlich lachend und bestimmt mit „JA!“ oder vielleicht eher zögerlich und unsicher mit „Hm … […]

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