Transcription Services For Qualitative Research

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Espresso Translations is an ISO-certified transcription agency with an extensive and successful history within the transcription industry. Our years of industry experience has led us to the development of our professional transcription services, capable of offering accurate and affordable transcriptions that are undertaken by some of the industry’s best transcribers.

We understand that you have poured your heart and soul into your research and have spent countless hours day and night meticulously at work to ensure that your work is of the highest standard. As such, as an ISO-certified agency, our services carry out an extensive and rigorous quality control process with our embedded quality tools to ensure that all transcription and certification processes are conducted to the highest possible standard to match the hard work and passion that you have injected into your project.

To see how our leading transcription specialists can deliver accurately produced transcripts at a competitive rate and bolster your academic work, get in touch with Espresso Translations today.

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Transcribing Interviews

Interview transcription is a way of converting a conversation between two or more people into a written and eligible text format and is often essential in the academic field.

Research is useless if it’s not accurate, documented, and preserved. When your findings are based largely on interviews, it’s important to use and maintain those interviews appropriately. That’s why transcribing your recorded interviews can be a huge help to your research.

By developing an interview transcript, you are creating an official document that can be used to verify, strengthen, and act as proof that a discussion has occurred. This technique can be strengthened further by having your transcript certified by a certified transcription service, like ours.

There are many benefits to transcribing your research interview:

  • A written, text-based document of a recorded audio research interview gives you more options for analysing, storing, and sharing data.
  • Storing text uses less memory than storing audio and is available in more formats.
  • Having a written transcription makes it easier to share with fellow researchers, participants, or outside auditors.
  • Written transcriptions also are more accessible. 
  • Transcription helps you save time by easily searching the digital text or timestamps for specific words or quotes.
  • Transcription keeps your research accurate by mitigating the need to rely on your memory and/or handwriting (or typing speed).
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Qualitative Research Transcription Services

At Espresso Translations, we understand the importance that qualitative research transcription services have in the academic world. They must be accurate and of consistently high quality as any inaccuracies or irregularities could potentially misrepresent or even jeopardise your research findings and learnings.

After all, you’ve invested hours of research and writing to develop your work, injecting your boundless creativity and in-depth knowledge of your chosen topic area into it. So why waste all that given effort on rushed and poorly developed transcriptions?

When it comes to breathing life into your hard work, a certified transcription service is an essential investment. Our agency also writes to impress. We transcribe, certify, sign, and stamp your transcribed work with the help of our expert team of transcribers so that it’s ready for official use and publication an ensure that all transcriptions are available at a competitive price.

When we develop and format your transcripts, we never use computer technology. Instead, we use human transcribers with years of prior industry experience and expertise. Not only does this guarantee accuracy (with issues such as difficult accents and determining how many speakers are present being mitigated) in the final transcriptions, but their ability to accurately transcribe digital audio files and video recordings means that we can have your completed transcript delivered to you in a prompt and timely manner.

Our transcription network gives our clients exclusive access to a global network of industry professionals, so not only will we always provide you with the most qualified and best-suited transcriber for your project, but the international aspect of our network means that we can transcribe our clients’ work in over 150 languages from around the world.

All our professional transcribers have a minimum of 5-years worth of industry experience and a wide array of specialised backgrounds so that when they transcribe, a deep understanding of any technical terminology used within your work will be understood and expertly depicted in the final transcription. So, no matter your subject area, we’re sure we’ll find you the perfect specialist for the job.

As an additional bonus to our transcription service, we also offer free revisions for up to 14 days after the final piece has been submitted for the correction of any errors, should there be any.

So, for all your transcription needs, be sure to get in contact with Espresso Translations to see how we can be of service to you. Reach out to us today for more information about our services and we can get a same-day free quote sent to you, usually within 60 minutes.

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Our innovative approach to academic translation guarantees quick turnaround time. You can have your files back in multiple languages after a few hours of contacting us.

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Our academic translation services for your documents include a dedicated Project Manager who will provide a quote for your paper translation needs within the hour.


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When submitting an audio file, or a video recording, it is important that the audio quality is as clear as possible. Whilst some background noise in the recording is expected, when carrying out audio recordings of your work, doing so in a quiet space is paramount. This way, the ability for our service to transcribe your work becomes easier and guarantees greater accuracy in the final document transcription without the risk of impeding your project.

Be that as it may, there is no file size limit, meaning you don’t have to trim your interviews and submit multiple files.

At Espresso Translations, we process large volumes of audio or video recordings and utilise the latest speech recognition technology to detect when the speaker has changed. This way, we can provide an accurate transcript to accompany your research project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are research transcription services?

These services are a fantastic, affordable, and scalable way for a researcher to quickly transcribe research interviews, focus groups, social interactions, notes, and anthropological audio files commonly used by academic researchers, social scientists, university professors, and students engaged in graduate research projects, thesis creation, and doctoral dissertations.
From a professional standpoint, many academic institutions and bodies require transcription as a means to strengthen, support, and authenticate any conducted research.

What is qualitative research?

Qualitative research focuses more on exploring a topic than on finding concrete answers. With this research approach, participants want to better understand the reasons and opinions behind a topic or issue. It often uses less structured methods to collect information. These may include focus groups and group discussions, individual interviews, and observations of groups or individuals.

Is transcribing used in qualitative research?

Many different industries, academic sectors, and education fields use qualitative research every day. This type of research focuses on individuals, societies, cultures, and languages, with the development of research transcripts significantly bolstering the accuracy and authenticity of all research carried out.
The practice of transcription is the process of providing a written account of spoken words and research data during academic research and almost invariably requires careful note-taking, precise record-keeping, and thorough data analysis. One very important part of this process is the transcription of the audio of recorded dictation, interviews, or even focus groups.
With this academic research approach, transcription is often conducted in individual or group interviews and is generally provided as a verbatim transcription (i.e. exactly word-for-word).

How do you transcribe data in qualitative research?

Transcribing data in qualitative research can be difficult. This is a very specialized field, and the best way to get data like this transcribed is to use a professional linguist with experience in your field. This means that they will understand the content better and be able to provide accurate data transcription for qualitative research. It is also important to make sure this is checked by a second linguist – a feature we offer with all our transcriptions.

Why is transcription important in qualitative research?

Transcription is vital in qualitative research because it increases the ways in which you can use the data or research. It can be hard to listen through a long piece of audio for one piece of information you need. A transcription means you can access and share the data more easily, which is vital for collaborations, joint research, or when you are presenting your findings to investors or academics.
A transcription of qualitative research is also vital for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, who would otherwise not be able to take in your data. It is also important to make sure that the transcription is accurate, which can be done by hiring a professional transcription expert.