Tag Archives: research transcription

Catherine Byrne in Focus Groups, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

When Strict Verbatim Matters

Strict verbatim is requested by research clients, such as market researchers and linguistics professionals, who are undertaking specific types of qualitative analysis of transcripts. While 95% of Sterling Transcription’s research clients request intelligent verbatim style, there is a small number who require strict verbatim style. This article explores what a strict verbatim style is, and […]

Cassandra Carse in Focus Groups, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Research Transcription

Customising Your Transcript – How Sterling can produce a transcript that’s right for YOU!

Customise your transcript with our optional formatting and transcription styles that are guaranteed to save you time! At Sterling Transcription we know each client has individual needs and one kind of transcript may not suit everyone. That’s why we offer a range of templates, formatting options and transcription styles, so you can customise your transcripts, […]

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Research Transcription – Five Key Questions Every Researcher Should Ask

The process of converting the recordings of focus groups and interviews into written transcripts is called research transcription. Every researcher who embarks on a research project and uses focus groups and interviews to collect data will need their recordings transcribed to produce research transcription. While some researchers prefer to transcribe the audio themselves, for most […]

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What is the Conversational Analysis style of transcription?

Conversational analysis style is the most complex style of transcription offered by Sterling Transcription and serves as an alternative to slightly edited or strict verbatim transcripts. It is a method capable of uncovering various paralinguistic features and, through the inclusion of specific symbols, seeks to describe subtle speaker interactions. While it is a style most […]

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Research Transcription: What will my Focus Group or Interview Transcript look like?

Transcription for the purposes of research, such as transcribing focus groups and interviews for research and analysis, may require a template or format specific to the needs of the researcher and the qualitative analysis software you might be utilising. Following are some helpful tips on how Sterling Transcription defines, categorises and presents research transcriptions. By being […]


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