Categorizing Media Data with Multiple Transcripts

This page picks up where Selecting Media Data with Multiple Transcripts left off, having made and tested an appropriate multiple-transcript selection.

Once you have a good multiple-transcript selection in place, simply right-click, or Cmd-click on macOS, the Collection you wan to place your Clip. From the pop-up menu, select Create Multi-transcript Clip. (If you instead choose the Create Clip menu option, you will get a Clip with only a single transcript.)

You will then see Transana’s Add Clip form. Assign the Clip an ID. You will notice that the Clip Transcript section shows multiple transcripts in tabs. Add Keywords to the Clip if you want to. Then press the OK button to complete the Clip Creation process.

Analytic Memos

It’s now a good idea to create more analytic memos. No action in Transana should be considered finished until you have written about it in an analytic memo.

Right-click (Ctrl-click on macOS) the Clip you just created and choose Add Clip Note from the popup menu. Name the new Note for your clip and enter your initials as NoteTaker. Press OK.

Press Ctrl-T on Windows or Cmd-T on macOS to insert a date-time stamp in the note. You might want to write about why you made the selection you did, why you included the coding you did, how you see this clip fitting in with your overall analysis, and any questions you might have, among other issues.