Example transcripts: verbatim, literal and literal extra

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As you might have noticed, there are several ways to transcribe interviews and each way of transcribing fits another type of research. Down below we provide you with example transcripts , so that you can get a better understanding of the differences between the various ways of transcribing interviews.

If needed, we can also provided transcripts tailored to your needs. If this is the case, then please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Example transcription: verbatim

X: Could you tell me more about why you offer example transcriptions on your website?

Y: Sure. We have provided example interview transcripts our website in order to show the differences between each way of transcribing. By doing so, we allow customer to pick the way of transcribing that exactly meets their demands. Each way of transcribing, as you probably know, fits another type of research. In the example transcripts customers can clearly see the difference between each type. 

X: Okay. Could you tell a little bit more about the various ways of transcribing and creating interview transcriptions and the example transcripts?

Y: Of course. A verbatim transcript can be best used if one is purely interested in what is being said. Concretely this means that the customer is not interested in the ehm’s and ehr’s, but only analyses whole words and sentences. Therefore we do not include the ehm’s and eh’rs in verbatim transcripts. By the way, customers can also download example interview transcripts on our website in a PDF format.   

When a verbatim transcript?

·      In case of informal conversations

·      When the transcript will be used for internal purposes

·      If it only what someone is saying, not how someone is saying it

Example transcription: literal

X: Okay. Um, so, and what about literal transcriptions then? 

Y: Yeah, um ... Well, literal transcriptions are mostly being used for scientific research or legal matters. Well, yes, in those circumstances, as you can imagine, it is important that all the details, that really everything, um, is included. As you, do you, you can imagine that this decreases the readability of the transcripts But they - it gives a better understanding of how the conversation, took place.

X: Yes, no, yes, I can imagine ehm. But, uh, what about with, uh, transcriptions for studies related to languages? You got a, uh, an example perhaps?

When a literal transcription?

•       The discussion has a formal nature

•       The transcripts will be used for scientific language research

•       The transcripts will be used for legal purposes

Example transcription: literally extra

Y: (laughs) Yes, No, uh, sure I do. For, um, a large university in Rotterdam we have eh contributed to a study related to language among teachers. As you can imagine ah, that is a serious matter.

X: Yeah, no, of course.

Y: But eh (silence) which is obviously eh confidential. I cannot tell you anything about that project.

X: No, uh, of course. (Silence). Do you have perhaps an example transcription?

Y: Sure. The sample transcript can be downloaded as a PDF.

When an additional literal transcription?

•       The transcription will used for scientific (language) research

•       Emotions such as laughter and sighs are significant

•       When there is a strong focus on interaction

Interview transcript: do it yourself or let us help you out!

Once you’ve transferred the audio recordings from your voice recorder or mobile phone to your computer, you can start off with transcribing the interviews. However, it is important to realise that one hour of audio takes as much as four to six hours of work. If the quality of the recordings is poor, then this could double the amount of work.

Fortunately, transcription services like Transcript Online are here to help! We are more than willing to transcribe your interviews, where we can deliver your Dutch, Danish or English audio recordings within 48 hours. Interested? Then get a free quote!

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