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ERIC Number: EJ880968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Transcription Tales or Let Not Love's Labour Be Lost
Downs, Yvonne
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v33 n1 p101-112 Apr 2010
Drawing heavily on my MA dissertation but influenced by subsequent transcription experience, I relate how a technical problem in the recording of an interview necessitated deliberations on the nature and purpose of transcription that continue to have repercussions for my transcription practice and, furthermore, for my understanding of research as praxis. I suggest that transcription is a value-laden, ethical as well as a technical undertaking, and that it brings the tension between practical considerations and methodological fidelity into sharp focus. I also highlight the way in which transcripts themselves are simultaneously more and less than they seem. Furthermore, in taking a storied approach to these issues, I provide the reader with clues to my methodological allegiances and my conceptualization of transcription as comprising a set of interpretative, meaning-making practices. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)