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How Pacific Transcription meets researchers’ rigorous ethical standards

Pacific Transcription understands the importance and vital nature of meeting rigorous ethical standards.  Many researchers require confidentiality agreements to ensure the information provided for transcription is kept secure, safe and adheres to the specific ethical requirements of their university or … Continue reading

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What it takes to be a professional transcriptionist

When we mention the word transcriptionist or transcriber, most people immediately think “fast typer.” While this is definitely important – there are other various skills a professional transcriptionist needs to have. But, while we’re on the point of speedy typing…we … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Transcriptionist, Stenographer or a Typist?

What are the differences between these three professionals? How do you know if a specific service will be more helpful for your business needs? We discuss how the position of transcriptionist, stenographer or typist can mould into a business environment.   … Continue reading

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Which Headphones Are Best For Transcription?

At Pacific Transcription we receive many queries from transcriptionists and clients alike asking which headphones are best for transcription.  And to each and every one I say firstly, it is a very personal choice.  What we’ve discovered over the years … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Your Transcription Makes Good Business Sense

We all know how important transcription services are in any company where dictation is a key method of communication.  For most companies transcription isn’t core business, so why spend so much time and money on infrastructure and resources that could … Continue reading

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Digital Audio Recorders versus Tape Recorders: Why You Should Go Digital!

For many years, analogue recording systems, particularly tape recorders, were the only options available to anybody wishing to commission a transcript of their interview, focus group, conference or dictation. In recent times, however, digital recorders have quickly overtaken tape recorders … Continue reading

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Recording Focus Groups? A Few Tips for Great Audio!

Researchers and facilitators know the importance of capturing great audio from group discussions and focus groups because often robust analysis stems from original high quality sound recordings. Without great audio, evidence and precise findings are often difficult to extrapolate. When … Continue reading

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Analyse Your Transcripts Using Leximancer Qualitative Analysis Software

Approaches to Qualitative Analysis of Transcripts So you’re conducting audio interviews and receiving transcribed documents from Pacific Transcription.  But how will you analyse your transcripts? Some researchers use the ‘highlighter’ approach. However, this can be time-consuming and subjective as the … Continue reading

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What will my Research Transcripts look like?

Knowing what formatting options to select for your research transcripts can be daunting, particularly if it is your first experience of having audio files transcribed professionally. We understand that many researchers may require unusual formatting or the use of a … Continue reading

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What is Conversational Analysis Transcription?

Conversational analysis is a transcription style that is capable of uncovering specific paralinguistic features, and which also attempts to describe subtle speaker interactions. While it is most suited to linguistic research, it is ideal in any case where analysis of … Continue reading

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