October 17, 2019 Joris van Gend

Interviews

Interviews form an integral part of the social sciences and health studies in particular. They allow the researcher to get a more in-depth view of the issue or intervention, while maintaining their ability to code and analyze their findings. The BMS lab is well equipped for interviews thanks to its wide range of recording equipment, transcription and coding software and programs for analysis.

Recording equipment and smartphones

The right recording equipment can make a big impact on your ability to analyze studies. Whether you use television studio like mobile field recording kits, static microphones, camera systems, the analysis or even simple smartphones can be of great use. Luckily the BMS lab has licenses for transcription software Amberscript and its very own Sociometry app. For a reliable analysis a good recording is essential. The assortment of recording equipment at the BMS lab features many items, ranging from the handy Zoom H4N microphones, to full field recording sets. Video recording is also possible thanks to the full sized (television like) cameras, a variety of Go Pros and smartphones.

Amberscript transcription service

Amberscript is an integral part of speech and text analysis in the BMS lab. It allows for the creation of accurate transcripts of multiple people speaking in a wide range of languages. The transcripts do need a correction run, but can feature as excellent input for text analysis in the study of group dynamics. Learn how to sign-up and use Amberscript from our info hub. We do recommend combining the use of Amberscript with high quality recording equipment like the ones described above, as it will lead to a crisper and more easily to transcribe audio file.