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Qualitative Research Tools and Resources

Research tools that can be used for qualitative research

Doing Transcription

Transcription is the conversion of an audio or video file to text to facilitate coding of qualitative data.  Although there are some technological solutions, none are perfect.  Even using the flagship Dragon Speech (PC only) product by Nuance that converts voice to text can require extensive editing of the transcript based on the quality of the recording.

It may benefit your research to do your own transcriptions rather that using software.  Use it as an opportunity to do the first pass of analysis.  

Using Google Voice

Transcription Software