If you find yourself in the position to conduct interviews on the regular, always consider using a transcription service.
They are faster, more accurate, and allow the interview to proceed in a more organic way.
There are many different ways to conduct an interview; there are interviews conducted for potential employment; interviews for investigative journalism; interviews for court proceedings; interviews for sport analysis, the list goes on and on.
In the end, the concept can be boiled down to the same essence; ask targeted questions to gain insight into the person being interviewed. Interviews are designed to glean information from someone else–for whatever end.
When it comes to making this process more streamlined and effective, transcription services can go a long way.
The interview process requires a careful balance of focus in multiple mental ‘directions’. It takes a lot of practice in order to conduct them in an effective and efficient manner–one that also produces results.
Here is how transcription services can help make this easier.
Interviews only work if the interviewer can closely monitor the behavior and answers of the one being interviewed simultaneously.
It’s not enough for an interviewer to simply check off boxes on a form, and ask pre-arranged questions.
This is likely to be an inaccurate representation of the actual person being interviewed.
Transcription services allow the interviewer to put away the notes, and simply focus on the dialogue at hand.
Through improved focus, the interviewer can more accurately gauge the answers and character of the interviewee.
In the end, the transcription of the interview can be neatly laid out in an easy to document text file.
Interviews need to flow smoothly and organically in order to get the right information from the one being interviewed.
When individuals are getting interviewed, they tend to put up emotional ‘walls’ by nature. These walls only grow larger when the feeling of being read pre-arranged questions, or questions read from a form, grows during the process.
Transcription services allow the interviewer to record the entire interview, and allow the conversation to flow more organically.
The interviewer can take time to allow trust in the process to build, and get a more natural flow to the interaction.
This results in better flow of information, and more interesting interviews.
The post-interview process can be a pain for those who conduct them often.
It requires a lot of note compiling, sifting through questions and responses, and desperate scrambling to remember accurately what was said vs. what was written in the notes.
Transcription services give you a neatly packaged and arranged transcription of the interview audio without you having to worry about a thing.
They give you an accurate, word-for-word transcription of the conversation for your records; the whole process is a breeze.
Start by uploading your audio or video recording via our backend. In a matter of minutes the recording will be transcribed into text via our automated voice recognition service.
Edit and adjust the transcription the way you want to, using our simple and friendly text editor.
Export your transcriptions in an easy way into whatever format you would like (Text, SRT, VTT and many more.)
Use your time on what’s important
It would take around 4 hours to manually transcribe a 1 hour audio or video recording.
By using our automated service you can get your research transcribed in a matter of minutes.
Upload, edit and adjust text
You can easily upload your already made recordings to get them transcribed using our automated speech recognition software in a matter of minutes.
Highlight the most important parts
Easily highlight certain quotes in your transcription that you find most important to make them stand out.
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