Recording and Transcription

It is of critical importance that the highest possible quality voice recordings are obtained at interview.  This is to ensure that the recordings when stored under recommended conditions may be preserved for posterity.

Typically, recordings are made using two separate microphones and a solid state digital recorder.  During preliminary discussions the interviewer will seek to identify a quiet interview space where there is minimal background noise. 

Transcription of the recording is carried out following each interview and any questions arising may then be followed up with the interviewee, usually at the next session.

On completion of the interview(s) the client is provided with the typed transcript together with magnetic tapes, CD's or computer downloads of the interviews.