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Transcription Styles

Research Transcription

Pacific Transcription caters to a wider variety of styles and can type files on your custom template. For general information about the finished product, please visit our blog post what will my research transcripts look like?. Below we discuss the most common styles we work with.

 

Intelligent Verbatim (Standard Style)

Style:

Accurately captures everything spoken by participants but for readability purposes omits:

  • False starts*
  • Repetitions
  • Excessive use of filler words such as ‘um', ‘you know’ and ‘like’

Use/Application:

  • Style preferred by 95% of clients.
  • Suits any transcription requirements which do not demand linguistic analysis.

Pricing:

Standard transcription rates apply to transcripts in this style. Please contact us to obtain a copy of our current rates sheet.

Example:

Interviewee: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

 

Strict Verbatim (Orthographic Transcription)

Style:

Constitutes a strict record of what was spoken by participants in a recording and as such:

  • Includes all false starts*, repetitions and filler words which would ordinarily be excluded in standard slightly edited transcription.
  • Retains grammatically incorrect speaker idiosyncrasies.

Excludes paralinguistic and nonverbal communication covered under conversational analysis.

Use/Application:

Often requested by clients who seek to undertake basic linguistic analysis of transcripts.

Pricing:

A 50% surcharge applies for strict verbatim transcription.

A further 50% surcharge applies for full sound checking to ensure complete accuracy.  Please contact us to obtain a copy of our current rates sheet.

Example:

Interviewee: The um fox – the, the quick brown fox jumps ah over the lazy dog.

 

Conversational Analysis

Style:

Transcripts are tailored to meet specific client instructions regarding features for inclusion and the symbols used to indicate those features. Visit our blog article on conversational analysis for detailed information on this style.

Includes all attributes of strict verbatim transcription as well as features such as:

  • Descriptions of laughter, sighs, coughs et cetera.
  • The use of symbols to indicate pauses, pace, tone et cetera.

Use/Application:

Ideal for clients seeking to analyse various paralinguistic and nonverbal communication embedded in an interview.

Pricing:

This style includes compulsory sound-checking.  Pricing varies, depending on complexity of requirements.  Please contact us to obtain a copy of our current rates sheet.   

Example:

Interviewee: The (0.5) um fox – the, the quick brown fox  jumps ah(coughs) over the LAZY dog.

*False start: words spoken at the beginning of a sentence which the speaker quickly corrects with a change of direction.