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Catherine Byrne in Focus Groups, Industry News, Interviews, Pacific News, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

How Pacific Transcription meets researchers’ rigorous ethical standards

Pacific Transcription understands the importance and vital nature of meeting rigorous ethical standards.  Many researchers require confidentiality agreements to ensure the information provided for transcription is kept secure, safe and adheres to the specific ethical requirements of their university or other research body. Right from the very first upload of audio, through to the return […]

Catherine Byrne in Better Audio, Dictation, Focus Groups, Industry News, Interviews, Minute Taking, Tips, Transcription

Do You Need a Transcriptionist, Stenographer or a Typist?

What are the differences between these three professionals? How do you know if a specific service will be more helpful for your business needs? We discuss how the position of transcriptionist, stenographer or typist can mould into a business environment.  What are Stenographers? They’re also known as court reporters. They write down what they hear in […]

Catherine Byrne in Better Audio, Dictation, Focus Groups, Interviews, Mobile Dictating, Transcription

Digital Audio Recorders versus Tape Recorders: Why You Should Go Digital!

For many years, analogue recording systems, particularly tape recorders, were the only options available to anybody wishing to commission a transcript of their interview, focus group, conference or dictation. In recent times, however, digital recorders have quickly overtaken tape recorders as the predominant professional audio recording device. There are numerous advantages to clients in switching […]

Catherine Byrne in Better Audio, Focus Groups, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

Recording Focus Groups? A Few Tips for Great Audio!

Researchers and facilitators know the importance of capturing great audio from group discussions and focus groups because often robust analysis stems from original high quality sound recordings. Without great audio, evidence and precise findings are often difficult to extrapolate. When recording audio consider both the physical recording environment, and the functionality of your digital recorder. […]

Catherine Byrne in Focus Groups, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

Analyse Your Transcripts Using Leximancer Qualitative Analysis Software

Approaches to Qualitative Analysis of Transcripts So you’re conducting audio interviews and receiving transcribed documents from Pacific Transcription.  But how will you analyse your transcripts? Some researchers use the ‘highlighter’ approach. However, this can be time-consuming and subjective as the dataset is prone to researcher bias in its exploration and interpretation. Instead, why not consider […]

Catherine Byrne in Focus Groups, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

What will my Research Transcripts look like?

Knowing what formatting options to select for your research transcripts can be daunting, particularly if it is your first experience of having audio files transcribed professionally. We understand that many researchers may require unusual formatting or the use of a template specific to their unique needs or the requirements of qualitative analysis software. To help […]

Catherine Byrne in Focus Groups, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

What is Conversational Analysis Transcription?

Conversational analysis is a transcription style that is capable of uncovering specific paralinguistic features, and which also attempts to describe subtle speaker interactions. While it is most suited to linguistic research, it is ideal in any case where analysis of non-verbal communication is required. Conversational analysis is the most complex transcription style that Pacific Transcription offers, […]

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