The following are individuals that provide transcription services to qualitative researchers. The list is not complete or systematic in any way (and may even be out of date!) and does not imply any endorsement of CQ. Researchers should explore the options and judge for themselves and ask transcriptionists for referrals (many have done work for CQ investigators).
Amanda Urquhart Professional Transcription Services
Expertise in high quality verbatim transcription for one-on-one and group interviews, as well as focus groups.
Phone: (705) 874-0780
DYG Transcription Service
20+ years of professional transcription service to researchers and students.
Expertise in one-on-one interviews and focus groups.
Lisa Scarfo Fender
Cape Transcription Services
Offering accurate home-based transcription with rapid turn-around
An Alberta-based company that provides transcription services in multiple languages and ensures a quick turnaround time.
Johann Walter, Manager
Experience with clinical research interviews. Understands need for accuracy, confidentiality and professionalism.
Ontario-based Professional Transcriber
Almost ten years of experience in professional, accurate transcription for researchers and students (one-on-one interviews, focus groups) as well as for the film and television industry, providing transcriptions that are used for editing purposes.
Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo - Training workshops at OISE
For information on upcoming workshops and how to register, visit:
Philosophy of Education/Women and Gender Studies
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto
Training available: Consulting on code frameworks and/or teaches a two-part introductory course.
The Office of English Language and Writing Support (ELWS), School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto is a great resource for graduate students who are looking to improve their academic writing and speaking. ELWS offers free non-credit courses for native and non-native speakers of English. Topics include: writing thesis or grant proposals; becoming a better editor of your own work; academic writing: focus on grammar or style; and so on. Interested students can find course descriptions and registration instructions on the ELWS website at http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/students/english.htm. Please note: The courses fill quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment.
For more information or for advice on course selection, contact ELWS.
Quality in Qualitative Evaluation: A framework for assessing research evidence
A Quality Framework
Authors: Liz Spencer, Jane Ritchie, Jane Lewis and Lucy Dillon(2003)
This document presents a framework for appraising the quality of qualitative evaluations. It was developed with particular reference to evaluations concerned with the development and implementation of social policy, programmes and practice.
Available online at: http://bit.ly/zcNgfz