Role of Audio Transcription in Academic Research

Audio TranscriptionAcademic research is important for students, professors and researchers in the global academic community. Generally, academic research is a lengthy and detailed process that involves collecting qualitative, quantitative and descriptive data.

Modern universities, schools and colleges are increasingly using different types of audio presentations and tools to train students and provide a comprehensive learning system. As more and more audio recordings and tools are being used for research purposes, transcribing the content of these files becomes extremely important. No matter what genre of academic research one is involved in, audio transcription helps to enhance and streamline the research process.

As students and researchers have to deal with a number of audio files on a daily basis, analyzing and converting these files can prove to be a difficult and time-consuming task. Audio transcription simplifies this process of analyzing and gathering data. Without going for an in-house transcription service, most of the students and researchers nowadays subscribe to professional transcription services. Hiring the services of an external service provider can prove to be an affordable and effective option as they deliver more accurate and precise transcripts.

An established transcription company offers research transcription services in the following areas:

  • Thesis/Dissertation
  • Technical material
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Research interviews
  • Research
  • Orations
  • Oral history
  • Committee meetings
  • Classroom lectures (for various subjects)
  • One-to-one interviews
  • Academic Interviews

A professional transcription company transcribes both digital and analog files from a wide variety of formats such as DVD, audio cassette tape, micro cassette tape, DAT, MP3, MP2, WMA, RM, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org Text, Adobe PDF, HTML and other required formats.

Audio transcription helps to empower your academic research efforts (whether research is argumentative or analytical in nature). This is an excellent option that helps students and researchers to analyze their research data. With a reliable and reputable transcription company, research transcription is performed in an organized manner. Moreover, the students / researchers no longer need to tussle with issues associated with foreign accents. A professional transcription company will deliver the entire content of audio files in a clear and precise format that is easy for students to read and understand.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.