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...

Importing Transcripts from Transcription Services

 We receive frequent inquiries about importing transcripts from automated online transcription services into Transana.  There are several issues to consider if you are thinking about having your media transcribed through a service, whether automated or manual.  Online...

Easy Video Analysis Without Transcripts

Do you need to create video clips and do quick analysis without creating transcripts? Transana makes it easy.

Make Deeper Connections and Create More Compelling Presentations Using Transana’s Report Filters

Transana’s Reports, Maps, and Graphs (referred to collectively as the Reports) are powerful tools for increasing your understanding of qualitative data that you’ve coded and categorized. As I talked about in “Making Sense of Your Coded Data,” your reports include all...
Word Frequencies and Word Clouds

Word Frequencies and Word Clouds

For many qualitative researchers, looking at the specific word choices used by your research participants offers an important first step in exploring your data. … In Transana, the Word Frequency Report allows the researcher to take text or transcribed data, and easily generate a list of words used in your Documents, Transcripts, Quotes, or Clips, along with the number of times each word is used.

Supplemental uses of video research data and truly informed consent

Supplemental uses of video research data and truly informed consent

“The qualities that make video data so significant as data also make it very compelling to share with others when presenting our research. … Research participants cannot give truly informed consent regarding the use of video of discussions and events that have not yet happened, and that they might not be able to fully anticipate or predict.” In this article, I discuss the dual-stage consent process.

Choosing between Transana Basic and Transana Professional

Choosing between Transana Basic and Transana Professional

Recently, some asked me “In an upcoming project I will analyze a huge amount of (approximately 500 clips) of youtube videos and was wondering, which version of Transana I need – also taking into consideration that I barely have funding for technical devices (e.g. software…) at the moment.” Here’s my response.

Does Using Software Cause Shallow Analysis?

Does Using Software Cause Shallow Analysis?

I found this question on an academic web site, ” I wondered if you have used a software in the past that you can recommend in terms of usability, comprehensibility of the analysis, visualization and costs?” When read an early response, I felt compelled to respond.

What is the best way to open code in Transana?

What is the best way to open code in Transana?

In a recent support inquiry, a researcher asked, “what is the best way to open code a transcribed & segmented video? If I create collections or quick clips, they multiply to an unmanageable number and are not organized in a way where I can see how the odes are overlapping, interacting, etc.”

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