Transana Basic is designed for researchers with video and audio data who need affordable but powerful software to help them perform in-depth analysis. Analyze individual media files with one transcript at a time, and produce a variety of useful reports. Transcription and time-coding is fast and easy with keyboard shortcuts. Clip creation lets you clip, code, categorize and connect related pieces of media. You can take copious research notes and record analytic memos directly within Transana. This version of Transana is aimed primarily at students and novice researchers who need to analyze straight-forward media data.
(Students who submit proof of current student status may purchase a non-upgradable copy of Transana Basic for their own personal use for $75. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information.)
Import and analyze media data (audio and video) into Episodes with Transcripts
Create and expand thematic Collections
Nest thematic Collections in existing Collections as deeply as you like
Select portions of media files to place in Collections
Create and expand a flexible coding scheme
Apply codes to portions of media files
Create temporary groups of data items based on Coding
Notes for all supported data types, facilitating keeping Analytic Memos
Notes Browser Tool – facilitates the review and comparison of Notes
Copy complete Transana databases to new databases or to Transana on different computers using Transana-XML format
Back up your Transana databases to protect against computer disasters using Transana-XML format
Transfer supported data between Transana and other Qualitative Data Analysis Software programs that support the REFI-QDA Exchange Format
Transcription is not automated in Transana
Transcripts are not required for working with media data in Transana
Define Transcription Shortcuts, blocks of text such as speaker names or frequently repeated terms or phrases, which can be inserted with an easy key combination
Library Report – A text-based report about source data files
Episode Report – A text-based report about how source media data has been used analytically
Episode Keyword Map – A graphical report that shows coding for source media files
Collection Report – A text-based report about analytic data gathered into a Collection, regardless of source
Collection Keyword Map – A graphical report that shows coding for media data gathered into a Collection, regardless of source
Search Tool – Gather data items together based on the coding and categorization that has been applied
Support for data in most left-to-right languages with prompts in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian Bokmal, Norwegian Ny-norsk, Swedish, and Chinese – Simplified
Support for data in some right-to-left languages with prompts in Arabic (Windows only)
Transana Basic for Students
Students who pay for Transana with their own funds to do their own research can purchase a non-upgradable version of Transana Basic for USD $75 using a credit or debit card.
Using the button below, please email proof of your current student status to receive your transaction code. A photo of your dated student ID card or a pdf of a letter showing your current student registration is fine.
Instructors who want to use Transana Basic for Students to teach qualitative research methods in a course can contact us for a class transaction code that each student can use to purchase Transana at the discount price of $75.
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