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Interviews pros and cons

Interviews pros and cons

In this blog entry, the advantages and limitations of using interview as a research method will be discussed. In what situations is it recommended to use interviews and when would it be better to consider other methods to gather data, such as a...

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Subtitle Line Conventions

Subtitle Line Conventions

Subtitles comprise a great deal of what we read nowadays. Therefore, their quality is far from irrelevant. In this blog entry, the most important subtitle line conventions, i.e. guidelines, and their importance will be discussed.Linguistically coherent...

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Transcription – A Brief Overview

Transcription – A Brief Overview

Transcription refers to the process by which speech or audio is converted into written form. An example, for instance, could be that of how a recording of a research interview could then be transcribed into a typed-out word document.

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Pitfalls in the unpacking of an interview

Pitfalls in the unpacking of an interview

Many guides on the art of interviewing focus on the interview itself and the subsequent analysis, but only a few of them pay attention to the crucial step in between: the unpacking of the interview. Usually this means transcription of the interview...

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Preparing for a research interview

Preparing for a research interview

One can only really learn how to interview by conducting interviews, but thorough planning and reading interview guides does help. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are preparing for your research interview.Before the interviewFinding people to...

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Interview types

Interview types

Interviews are usually categorised into three groups: structured, semi-structured and unstructured interviews. This division is based on how the questions are posed. Each type has its purposes and uses, as well as its unique limitations. Structured...

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How to transcribe

How to transcribe

Despite the fact that transcription – i.e. converting speech to text – does not sound like such a difficult task, it has its challenges. To transcribe well means that you are able to concentrate and to be careful, and you have to type reasonably fast. It...

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