Coding Media Data

Coding Media Data Without a Transcript

You should already have watched the Selecting Media Data Without a Transcript Tutorial ScreenCast. This Tutorial ScreenCast demonstrates the steps to take once you have made a selection to code that selection.

Coding Media Data without a Transcript

Make an appropriate selection in the Visualization Window to capture a segment of your media data that is analytically interesting or important.

You can right-click the Visualization Window to play your selection to double-check that your selection is exactly what you want.

Go to the Data Window’s Database tree and select a Keyword you want to apply to the selection. You can select multiple Keywords if you hold down -the Ctrl key on Windows or the Cmd key on macOS after the initial selection.

Back in the Visualization Window, press the Create Transcript-less Clip Button.

Transana will automatically create a Quick Quotes and Clips Collection if one does not exist, and will create an automatically named and numbered Quick Clip in that Collection using the Visualization selection to set the start and end points of the Clip and applying the Keyword selected in the Data Window to the Clip.

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.