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Bringing Data Files Into Transana

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Bringing Data Files Into Transana

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  • Starting Transana – Professional and Basic Versions
  • Using Transana Multiuser
  • Creating a Library in Transana
  • Ading Your First Text File to Transana
  • Adding Your First Media File to Transana
  • Import Survey Data
  • Batch Episode Creation
  • Adding Multiple Simultaneous Media Files to Transana
Writing Tools in Transana
Media Conversion and File Management

Starting Transana – Professional and Basic* Versions

This ScreenCast describes how to start Transana, how to create a new database, and how to do first-use configuration. It is applicable Transana 3 Professional and Transana 3 Basic, but does not include some details important to Multiuser Transana 3 or Transana 3 for Computer Labs. (4:22, Transana 3.00 shown).

*Prior to Transana 3.1, Transana Basic was called Transana Standard. That terminology may be used in these ScreenCasts.

Using Transana Multiuser

Startup instructions, as well as tips and tricks for using Transana Multiuser. (13:10, Transana Multiuser 3.20 shown)

Creating a Library in Transana

This ScreenCast shows how to create a Library in Transana, which is the first step in bringing source text and media data into the program. (2:34, Transana 3.00 is shown)

Adding your First Text File to Transana

How to add your first text file to Transana for analysis*. (3:06, version 3.00 and higher)

*Does not apply to Transana Basic. Please note that Transana 3.20 and later supports the direct import of Word Docx format text files.

Adding your First Media File to Transana

How to add your first video or audio file to Transana for analysis*. (5:34, Transana 3.00 shown)

*Please note that Transana 3.20 and later supports the direct import of Word DOCx format transcript files.

Import Survey Data

Import Survey Data in a Spreadsheet File into Transana for qualitative analysis* (8:44, Transana 3.20 shown)

*Does not apply to Transana Basic

Batch Episode Creation

This “advanced” ScreenCast shows how to bring an entire Library’s worth of media files into Transana in a single action. It also describes the steps necessary to import existing transcripts at the same time, if you already have transcripts of your media files. (5:45, Transana 2.50 release shown)

Please note that this ScreenCast is a bit out of date, although the content is still useful. There are two issues worth mentioning.
First, this ScreenCast uses the old “Series” terminology instead of the new “Library” terminology.
Second, Transana 2.61 introduced a Batch Snapshot Creation tool (in the Collection menu) and Transana 3.00 added a Batch Document Creation tool (in the Library menu) that work in very similar ways to the Batch Episode Creation tool described here.

Adding Multiple Simultaneous Media Files to Transana

How to add multiple video file for use with Transana’s Multiple Simultaneous Media File feature.* (8:13, Transana Professional 3.20 pre-release version shown)

*Does not apply to Transana Basic.