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Turning tapes into text: issues surrounding the transcription of interviews

Wellard, Sally and McKenna, Lisa 2001, Turning tapes into text: issues surrounding the transcription of interviews, Contemporary nurse : health care across the lifespan, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 180-186.

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Title Turning tapes into text: issues surrounding the transcription of interviews
Author(s) Wellard, Sally
McKenna, Lisa
Journal name Contemporary nurse : health care across the lifespan
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 180
End page 186
Publisher EContent Management
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1037-6178
1839-3535
Keyword(s) Qualitative Studies
interviews
documentation
Summary Transcription of interview data is a common practice in qualitative health research. However, there has been little discussion of the techniques of transcription and the issues inherent in the use of transcription as a strategy for managing qualitative data in nursing publications. The process of transcription may disclose or obscure certain information. Researchers need to question practices of transcription that have been taken for granted and make transparent the processes used to preserve the integrity of data. This paper first examines research reported in nursing and allied health journals employing interviews for data collection and the attention given to the transcription phase. It then deals with issues of concern regarding the transcription of interviews, and offers suggestions for promoting validity.
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, eContent Management Pty. Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001215

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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