Focus on qualitative methods. Notes on Transcription

Authors

  • Dr. Margarete Sandelowski PhD, RN, FAAN

    Professor, Corresponding author
    1. Department of Women's and Children's Health, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • UNC-CH, #7460 Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Abstract

The ontology of the transcript is both realist and constructed. There is a theory and ethic implicit in the transcription process. Transcripts are accurate and useful to the extent that the researcher understands their constructed reality, the need to be selective concerning what about the interview event must be preserved, the potential uses for transcripts that will influence the selection process, and the need for a consistent notation system.

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