Qualitative Research Transcription Services

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Qualitative Research is the way we explore, investigate, learn, discover, try 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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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.

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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.

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

Transcription of Research Interviews

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.

Way With Words is a general voice to text company offering audio-to-textspeech-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.

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Audio and video files are uploaded via our secure online workflow system. We do not accept links or physical discs; all work is processed via our workflow system.

Once files have been processed, you will receive a notification with instructions on how to collect your transcripts.

How is the cost calculated?

Costs are calculated per recorded minute and are dependent on turnaround time selected. All seconds are rounded up to the next minute. For budget options, longer turnarounds are available.

Audio quality and number of speakers do not affect the cost. Default transcript is Standard Template and Intelligent Verbatim (see examples above). Time Coding, Full Verbatim and Special Formatting options incur a surcharge.

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Quotes are valid for 30 days from date of quotation. Save your job as a draft should you wish to complete your order at a later stage.

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Our main operational offices are located in the United Kingdom and South Africa while we have points of presence in various territories globally. Please click here to get in touch with us.

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The 1-Day to 10-Day turnaround times are calculated in business days only, and do not include weekends. Express orders can be returned over weekends, with prior notification.

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Academic Transcription

Clients include universities, teaching schools, academic institutions.

Commonly used for academic research, field studies, postgraduate research collections, focus group recordings and analysis, institutional lectures and speeches, as well as academic presentations.

Business Transcription

Clients include companies and businesses of all sizes and across all industries.

Commonly used for conference calls, earnings calls, management proceedings, market research strategies, stakeholder presentations, boardroom and corporate meetings, entrance or exit job interviews, AGMs as well as minute reports or memos.

Conference Transcription

Clients include event companies, businesses and government institutions that host conferences and workshops.

Commonly used for conferences, seminars, and workshops that cover topics such as research methodology seminars, business development, entrepreneurship, technology, education, culture and community, finance, business models, corporate strategy, tourism, leadership, energy, environment, as well as medical research.

Disciplinary Transcription

Clients include human resource departments, managers, labour lawyers, unions, business and government.

Commonly used for issues related to disabilities, discrimination, employee development, employee discipline, employee leave management, equal employment opportunity, harassment and special work arrangements.

Financial Transcription

Clients include corporations, merchant banks, regulatory bodies, building societies, accountants, compliance companies, business schools, finance advisers, webcast providers, management consultants and finance portals.

Commonly used for forex consulting, wealth management advice, insurance agreements, finance brokering, banking, investor relations, earnings calls, annual financial and budget meetings, business surveys, interim company results, financial seminars and training sessions, analyst interviews, financial reports and company reports.

Focus Group Transcription

Clients include business services, marketing groups, PR companies, brand houses, research groups, academic institutions and government departments.

Commonly used for roundtable discussions, surveys, market research, business discussions, brainstorming workshops, strategic planning sessions, academic research, meetings and group discussions.

Government Transcription

Clients include local, regional, federal, provincial, state and national governments.

Commonly used for meetings, parliamentary discussions, public policy debates, public reports, cabinet or other government minutes and government research into its many programmes.

Insurance Transcription

Clients include insurance, medical and legal professionals and any other relevant or related claims experts.

Commonly used for insurance recorded statements, insurance testimonials, insurance and damage reports, agent summaries, file interviews, notes on investigations and probes, summary reports, theft/property damage reports and insurance reports for property, casualty, holdings and assets.

Interview Transcription

Clients include professionals from various disciplines, including business people, lawyers, authors, journalists, students, researchers, recruiters, multimedia professionals, and police.

Commonly used for research interviews, one-on-one interviews, job interviews, news/journalist interviews, radio interviews, focus group interviews, group discussions, legal interviews, market research, police interviews, teleconferences and telephone interviews.

Investigation Transcription

Clients include attorneys, police departments, detectives, private investigators, law firms and private individuals.

Commonly used for police investigations, property investigations, insurance investigations, disciplinary hearings, crime scene investigation, forensic reports, taped confessions, surveillance recordings, wiretaps, fire and motor accidents, legal proceedings, hearings and private meetings, medical investigation and even scientific investigations.

Legal Transcription

Clients include law firms, law enforcement organisations, attorneys, police departments, detectives, private investigators and private individuals.

Commonly used for general correspondence and memos, attorney dictation, deposition transcripts and recorded witness statements, medical-legal reports, debt collection, legal agreements, contracts, wills and trust documents, commercial and domestic conveyancing, medical negligence and personal injury, immigration, videotaped depositions or interviews, surveillance and investigative reports and telephone hearings.

Market Research Transcription

Clients include market researchers, marketing specialists, brand houses, businesses and government.

Commonly used for collecting data from potential customers, focus groups, producers and service or product providers for evaluation or to capture insights from a wide variety of sources: focus groups, consumer forums, interviews, opinion polls on possible outcomes for a market strategy.

Media Transcription

Clients include broadcast companies, television studios, production houses, news journalists, newspapers, social media distribution agents, video creatives and podcasters.

Commonly used for films, television shows, documentaries, adverts, promotional videos, training materials, news pieces, podcasts, radio broadcasts and talk shows.

Medical Transcription

Clients include doctors, nurses, administrators, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare providers.

Commonly used for keeping patient records, doctor dictated reports, procedures and notes, treatment history of patients, medical research interviews, healthcare research and medical findings.

Podcast Transcription

Clients include podcasters, media houses, radio stations, social media thought leaders and participants.

Commonly used for webcast lectures, interviews, legal proceedings, sports events, audio library hosting, webcasts and television studio conferences.

Police Transcription

Clients include police departments, government security agencies, private security firms and other law enforcement agencies.

Commonly used for suspect interviews, patrol reports, disciplinary hearings, tribunal hearings, victim interviews, witness statements, fire reports, emergency service phone calls, 911 or other emergency dispatch calls, memorandums and internal communications, surveillance footage and wiretaps, inmate or prisoner phone calls, and staff and departmental meetings.

Sermon Transcription

Clients include churches, prayer groups, bible study groups and other religious bodies.

Commonly used for church lectures, religious coaching, church notes, church correspondence, prayer/study groups, ministry, gospel seminars and bible reading.

Telecommunications Transcription

Clients include individuals, business, and government.

Commonly used for teleconferences, videoconferences, Skype, VOIP, WhatsApp or other software chat services.