If you are having trouble getting started, or have gotten stuck moving forward with your analysis, don’t feel bad. The analysis of video is inherently complicated and there are multiple steps involved in preparing and making sense of video data. In addition, Transana is a very powerful, flexible tool, so there are many features and options in the software that you may not know about.
There are free training resources available on the Transana web site, including the Tutorial, the ScreenCasts, and asking questions through the Contact form. While these work well for many people, some research projects would like more direct, personal support.
That’s where Transana consultations come it. If you want help figuring out how implement a particular analytic methodology, or want guidance about how best to organize your particular data in Transana, and you can’t figure out the answer from looking at relevant parts of the Tutorial and ScreenCasts, these are probably best discussed in a one-on-one online consultation.
We can help you with all aspects of your research project. We can help you organize your data, make an analysis plan, and implement that plan in the smoothest, easiest way, addressing issues from the beginning of data collection and creation of coding systems, the implementation of analysis plans, all the way to the completion of final write-ups, articles, and reports. Our consultants are intimately familiar with all the power of Transana and know how to get you moving forward efficiently.
Perhaps you’d like to have one of our experts come to your campus to meet with your research team to get them jump-started, then to follow up with a monthly online meeting. Maybe you want to be able to format your data in a specialized report. Let us know what you need, and we’ll figure out a way to help you.
David K. Woods, Ph.D. has been Transana’s lead developer for over 20 years and knows all aspects of working with data in Transana intimately. He developed advanced techniques such as working with multiple simultaneous media files and multiple simultaneous transcripts, and pioneered collaborative qualitative analysis by developing and releasing Transana Multiuser in 2002. David’s consultations have included providing face-to-face and online training workshops, adding custom features to Transana to meet specific analytic needs, meeting online with individuals for personal training and analytic consultations, and analyzing complex data including writing up results and collaborating on articles.
Zeynab Badreddine, Ph.D. is CEO at Advanced Video Based Research LLC and is a specialist in video data analysis in education. Her company’s main objectives are to accompany researchers and professionals through their projects on methodological choices related to the use of video during practice analysis. It includes expertise in field engineering, data collection and archiving, building methodology through CAQDAS, and production of results.