Transcribe is a very useful tool if you need to transcribe a small amount of data and don't have access to some of the more professional, downloadable transcription software packages. It is low cost - there is a one week free trial, and you can buy an annual license for $20. Transcribe's two main advantages are that it is online, so you can access it without having to install anything, and its simplicity. It is an incredibly quick process to load up your audio file and figure out the controls. Rather than having to between clicking an audio player and a separate word document, transcribe has integrated both these aspects into the one window, and allows you to speed up, slow down, play back and pause the audio using your keyboards function keys - dramatically speeding up the process. 

In-depth Interviews

An in-depth interview is a type of interview with an individual that aims to collect detailed information beyond initial and surface-level answers. For this reason, these interviews are often quite long and can involve multiple interviews with the one participants. Great attention is paid to probing answers, and thus an unstructured or semi-structured approach is typically used. 


Interviewing is a fundamental methodology for both quantitative and qualitative social research and evaluation. Interviews are conversations between an investigator (interviewer) and a respondent (‘interviewees’, ‘informants’ or ‘sources’) in which questions are asked in order to obtain information. Interviews seek to collect data and narrative information in order to better understand the respondent’s unique perspectives, opinions, and world-views.