Steps of Academic Research Data Transcription Process

Academic research data transcription process is very important in maintaining the desired quality. Research projects follow the guidelines set by the particular university as conveyed by the designated supervisor. These guidelines should be followed even when transcribing the collected data for the entire project to be accepted by the academic board of the University for the Degree one is to be awarded. The quality of the research transcription determines the grades that one is to be awarded by the academic board. Due to the seriousness of the paper to be written on the selected topic and the fact that one might be busy with exams preparation, it is advisable to hire a professional transcriptionist from a company with a good reputation in providing academic transcriptions. Here are some steps that should be followed in the transcription of the collected data.

Gather the required tools

In order to transcribe research data successfully, it is important to ensure that you have all the tools ready for the process. In this case, you need to have a functioning computer and headphones. If need be, you can get a transcription software, though it might not provide accurate transcription as required for the academic research projects. The computer helps in typing in the text form of the recorded data while the headphones are essential to facilitate listening of the audio files.

Be familiar with collected data

When carrying out the academic research data transcription, you need to be familiar with the recorded data. You can achieve this by listening to the entire recorded research findings for about two times without typing the data. During this process, identify the areas that are almost inaudible, presence of other sounds and expressions of emotions such as laughter or crying. This helps in getting ready for the transcription process.

Type in the spoken words

Typing in of the spoken words from the recorded research findings is the actual transcription process of research data. In this case, verbatim transcription which is word to word typing of the spoken words should be done in order to have the actual data collected in the text format for easy data analysis. In case the research data recorded involves several speakers, it is important to identify them effectively.

Listen and read concurrently

Once you have completed transcribing the entire recorded research data file, it is the time to listen and read the data concurrently. This entails going through the entire recorded file while reading the transcribed script to find out if they are the same. This gives you an opportunity to correct all the errors present in the typed script for accuracy.

In order to have an accurate and high quality academic data transcription, it is advisable to hire a transcription company. At Transcriptionwave we have professional transcriptionists with adequate skills and experience in providing academic research data transcription services at affordable rates. Contact us to benefit from our services today!

Jessica Miller, Marketing Head in Transcriptionwave, General Transcription Services Company in the US.

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