p20080729_Transcription-Links_and_refs by VISAKH


									HEA Psychology Network
Teaching Qualitative Methods Workshop, April 2008

Transcription – useful links/refs

The ‘Transcription in Action’ project at the University of California offers many
useful resources, including an excellent bibliography:

Nigel King’s Template Analysis website includes a page on the form of transcription
used by many researchers undertaking thematic or interpretative forms of analysis:

Huddersfield’s online QDA site has some general advice regarding transcription:

Jonathan Potter’s website includes a page of resources for transcription which are
particularly useful for Discursive Psychology:

The ‘Jeffersonian’ notation system is used in Conversation Analysis, and increasingly
in many forms of Discourse Analysis/Discursive Psychology. Many of Gail
Jefferson’s publications are available at:

Charles Antaki’s online Conversation Analysis tutorial includes an excellent guide to
the reasons for the use of the Jeffersonian system in CA:

Another CA transcription tutorial can be found on Emmanuel Schegloff’s site:


Taylor, S. (2001). Locating and conducting discourse analytic research. In M.
Wetherell, S. Taylor & S. J. Yates (Eds.), Discourse as data: A guide for analysis.
London: Sage.
        pp. 29-38 includes an introduction to a range of issues surrounding
           transcription in Discourse Analytic research. Aimed at M-level students,
           but includes exercises that can be adapted for UG level.

Some references to articles/chapters featuring the same data transcribed according to
different transcription conventions which may be useful as the basis of teaching
activities (n.b. these tend to be presented as part of arguments in favour of using more
detailed Jeffersonian transcription as part of a CA-based approach):

Drew, P. (2003). Conversation analysis. In J. A. Smith (Ed.), Qualitative psychology:
A practical guide to research methods. London: Sage.

Jefferson, G. (2004). Glossary of transcription symbols with an introduction. In G.
H. Lerner (Ed.), Conversation analysis: Studies from the first generation.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
         can be downloaded from the Jefferson website above
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Potter, J. & Hepburn, A. (2005). Qualitative interviews in psychology: Problems
and possibilities. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 2, 281-307.

Rapley, T. (2007). Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis. London:
        chapter 5 (‘Transcribing audio and video materials’)

Wooffitt, R. (2001). Researching psychic practitioners: Conversation analysis. In M.
Wetherell, S. Taylor & S. J. Yates (Eds.), Discourse as data: A guide for analysis.
London: Sage.
       esp. pp. 61-66

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