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NVivo for Qualitative Research

NVivo Lib Guide is a go-to resource for researchers analyzing qualitative data using NVivo software.

Transcripts in NVivo

Transcripts in NVivo

A 'transcript' in NVivo is text related to an audio or video file. It can include:

  • A transcription of the words spoken in the file

  • Descriptions of what is occurring at different times in the file

  • Notes or observations relevant to particular times in the file

  • Notes about the media content in general, not specific to any time range

You can import audio and video files into NVivo and code and annotate time ranges or transcribed text. YouTube videos are also handled

Working in a transcript

  • Code text in the Content column

  • Filter the transcript to focus on pertinent content

  • Format the text in the Content column (change fonts, text colors and apply bold, italics or underline)

  • Add, delete or edit the text in transcript rows

Play and transcribe the media in 'transcribe mode'

You can transcribe an audio or video file as you listen to it. As you transcribe, you can create new transcript rows—for example, when the speaker changes.

  • Open the video or audio file.

  • Make sure you are in edit mode.

  • On the Video or Audio tab, in the Playback group, under Play Mode, click Transcribe.

  • On the Video or Audio tab, in the Playback group, click Play Speed, and then select your preferred play speed for transcribing.

  • On the Video or Audio tab, in the Playback group, click Play/Pause.

  • A new transcript entry is added.

  • Enter the content. You can pause, rewind and skip back while transcribing.

  • Click Stop when you have completed an entry. The end time is added to the Timespan field.

  • Continue playing and stopping until you have transcribed the required content.