Qualitative Research Transcription Services

This is the way we explore, investigate, learn, discover, try things, and test things. Research almost invariably requires careful note-taking, precise record-keeping, and thorough data analysis. One very important part of this process is the transcription of the audio of recorded dictationinterviews, or even focus groups.


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Qualitative research transcription services must be accurate, as inaccuracies skew research findings – with a potentially detrimental impact on the results and learnings.

Our Research Transcription Service Options

99%+ Accuracy Is the Key

When collecting qualitative research it is important to keep careful track of your records and notes. Some researchers use a digital recorder or app for their interviews so that they can refer to the interviewee’s exact words more readily. When transcribed, these recordings allow the researcher to search for keywordsbetter analyze themes, and review the document at a glance rather than searching back and forth through your recordings to find the important themes and messages.

Time Stamps Free

Even more helpful are qualitative research transcription services that offer timestamps. If a word is difficult to determine because of the audio quality, the accent of the speaker, or several speakers speaking on top of each other, a timestamp can help one find the exact location in the recording where the statement is made.

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Way With Words’ standard transcription service is calculated on a per audio or video minute rate. Pricing depends on the turnaround time chosen and the add-on options selected. The longer the turnaround and the fewer the add-ons selected, the lower the price. Use our calculator below to get started ↴


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Proven Track Record

In the course of academic research, you will have likely conducted interviews that require transcription. Before you identify themes in your audio interview data, you need the spoken words reproduced in a text format you require. That’s where we come in. We have an impressive track record of supporting graduate and Ph.D. students, professors, and other faculty members, and researchers at numerous universities around the world with their research transcription needs.

Additional Services

Way With Words is a general voice to text company offering audio-to-text, speech-to-text, or voice-to-text solutions. Our transcription services and other audio to text offerings are often chosen because of our excellent reputation for accurate transcribing and working with many different local dialects. We also process large volumes of audio or video recordings and recruit select and assessed contractors worldwide through our jobs portal.