Fully remote workshop on transcribing practices: October 14

Creating Transcription Workflows for Recorded Qualitative Data

Are you looking for innovative solutions to the somewhat tedious process of transcribing interviews, interactions and other recorded data? Wondering whether every single “mmhmm” and “yeah” must be transcribed, and how? Hoping that artificial intelligence platforms like Trint or otter.ai can play a role in the transcription process? Heard about auto-captioning features and want to know more?

Dr. Jessica Lester and Dr. Trena Paulus will be offering a fully remote version of this brand new workshop through Indiana University on October 14, 2022 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm EDT.


Cover image of book
Cover of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World

This workshop is intended for faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as those working in applied social science research contexts. Workshop content is adapted from Paulus & Lester’s (2022) book, Doing Qualitative Research in the Digital World.

This six-hour highly interactive virtual workshop will offer participants  guidance for creating their own digital transcription workflow using a range of tools and spaces. The workshop will focus on:

  • Drawing upon the selected research design and methodology to help make decisions around how best to transcribe audio and video recordings
  • Distinguishing between and producing the most appropriate method for transcribing data (verbatim, Jeffersonian, multimodal/embodied, gisted, visual, and/or poetic)
  • Highlighting the consequences of integrating the available digital tools and spaces that can be used to support both manual and automatic transcription practices.

By the end of the day, participants will have learned the various types of transcriptions and a range of digital tools and spaces for creating a robust transcription workflow. This workflow will result in a high quality and analytically useful transcript. 

The day will include four 90 minute sessions with breaks in between. Participants must be able to speak and listen throughout the day in order to participate in  break-out room discussions as well as whole-group mini-lectures and application activities. A lunch break will be included.


Reflections from previous workshop participants:

Thank you to ⁦‪@NinaLester⁩ and ⁦‪@TrenaPaulus⁩ for providing a fantastic, well-structured and interactive full day workshop on conceptualizing and thinking through digital workflows when working with qualitative data. I know a ton more now than I did at 9:30am #digitalworkflows @MoniqueYoder, Michigan State University

“I attended the previous one of these and it’s really great – really thought-provoking and full of top tips – check it out #qualitative peeps..” Dr. Christina Silver of the CAQDAS Networking Project

“Thanks for a fabulous workshop! I was singing the praises of your workshop to a few colleagues at the ADDA3 conference over the weekend.” Dr. Riki Thompson, Writing Studies and Digital Rhetoric, University of Washington Tacoma

“Thanks so much for the informative and interactive workshop on qualitative research using digital technology. We need this kind of workshops on qualitative research as the field of human resource development is growing.” Dr. Yonjoo Cho, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, The University of Texas at Tyler

“Great workshop! I want to order your most recent book and incorporate it into a qualitative data course.” Dr. Jean Hemphill, Professor of Nursing, East Tennessee State University

“I wanted to thank you and Trena again for offering us such an amazing workshop! That was my first and best in-person workshop since I came to IU! I learned so much that I did not know before, such as using Atlas.TI to do literature review, which I will try immediately in the summer, several ways of conducting qualitative interviews, and so many software tools that I will use in the future. I also appreciate the reflection on impact on methods, materiality, outcomes, and humans. Additionally, I had the opportunity to create my digital workflow, which will be used for my Early Inquiry Project writing this summer.Jinzhi Zhou, Doctoral Student, Indiana University

“I so enjoyed the workshop today. It was exactly what I needed. I’ve been using a case study method in my culture analysis work with law firms and other organizations. My analysis has been by hand, using Excel as my primary tool. I want to explore using maybe the combination of Zotero for lit review, Good Reader App to read and annotate, and then maybe Dedoose to help with analysis.” Dr. Denise Gaskin, RavenWork Coaching & Consulting

2 thoughts on “Fully remote workshop on transcribing practices: October 14

  1. Carol Remfrey Foote

    I would be interested in participating in this workshop. Please could you send more details of the workshop on 14th October. Many thanks.



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