Collaboration in the time of COVID-19

There are many ways to share media files for collaborative analysis over a distance using Transana Multiuser. This post describes one such technique, using Google Drive.

Back Up Your Data!

Hard drives die. Disasters occur. Will you be able to recover your Transana data?

Writing Tools in Transana

There are two important ways I use Transana Professional’s writing tools when I am doing qualitative analysis.  Creating Progress Logs.  These are useful in tracking what I’ve done and where I’m headed.  In Transana Multiuser they are also great for asynchronous...

Transcribing Overlapping Speech

My first thought as I watched the first U.S. Presidential debate of 2020 was "Oh, those poor transcribers."  I recognized the huge challenge this would present for transcribers, with constant interruptions and so much overlapping speech.  I knew it would strain a...

Introducing TransanaSCRIBE – Transcription-Only Software

We have launched TransanaSCRIBE, an upgrade of Transana's tools for fast, accurate transcription of audio or video, as a stand-alone transcription product.  Academic researchers, journalists, attorneys, podcasters, local governments, market researchers and...

Transana and MacOS Catalina

Apple recently released MacOS 10.15, known as Catalina, and made major changes to the way MacOS works "under the hood." While there was plenty of advanced notice about the changes, the scale of the changes needed means that many smaller software developers, including...
Making Sense of Your Coded Data

Making Sense of Your Coded Data

So you’ve added a bunch of documents and images and episodes to Transana. You’ve developed a set of keywords that represent your coding system. You’ve made a bunch of selections and you’ve categorized and coded them. You’re ready to start working with Transana’s...

StudioCode and Transana

StudioCode and Transana

StudioCode is dead. Long live StudioCode's data. StudioCode support and availability have disappeared over the past year, leaving users stranded and unable to access their coded video data. Several former StudioCode users have asked me to create a way to import...

Quantitative Conclusions

Quantitative Conclusions

Quantitative researchers have proven that parachutes don't work. Would qualitative researchers using video data collection methods  have reached the same conclusion? Asking for a friend.

Inching Towards Automated Transcription

Inching Towards Automated Transcription

Even though the technology for completely automated audio transcription has not yet been achieved, many of us are looking for innovations that make transcription faster and easier, since traditional listen-and-type transcription can be time-consuming and expensive.

Analytic writing during collaborative qualitative analysis.

Analytic writing during collaborative qualitative analysis.

In a recent support inquiry, a researcher with Transana Multiuser asked “I am thinking about on the asynchronous communication between the users of Transana MU the chat windows of Transana is only for synchronous communications. How did you deal with this problem in your past practices?” My response includes tips on analytic writing for all Transana users.

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