Transcription Review is Complete!

I am happy to say that yesterday I FINALLY completed the transcription review and editing step in my doctoral thesis research by sending the transcripts to my interviewees for member checking. The entire transcription and checking / editing the final transcript by relistening to the interviews again and making corrections has been the single longest part of my research to date, and I was only able to accomplish it through using the Pomodoro technique.

Previous experience has shown me, upon reflection, that the transcription-related step has always been my biggest hurdle, after which I tend to make consistent and steady progress (knock wood). I am glad that my interviewees (I have the best interviewees anybody could ever ask for!) have already started to reply that they received it (with even a few corrections, edits, additions, and clarifications). I am thus hoping to begin my formal analysis in about a month.  

I am very thankful for the support of my interviewees and my research network; while I cannot mention many of you by name, I do thank you for your support.

2 thoughts on “Transcription Review is Complete!

    1. Thank you, Nikki. I find I go in great spurts of energy and progress, and feel the way is now clear to continue in that pattern. Fingers crossed!

      I think Tweeting Pomodoros is very valuable, as it publicly puts my work and effort out there, adding some external pressure and support to my work. Have you tried anything like that?

      Jeffrey

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