Research Transcription Services

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Happy Scribe has the latest automatic transcription technology and the best professional transcribers to transcribe your research information in 120+ languages and 45+ formats.

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How to transcribe research interviews?

  1. Upload your recording.With our uploader, you can import your file from anywhere, whether it's on your laptop, Google Drive, Youtube, or Dropbox. The first 10 minutes are freeand there's no file limit.
  2. Select the language of the recording.We support more than 120 languages, dialects, and accents.
  3. Choose "Automatic" or "Professional".Our automatic transcription software is lightning fast and 85% accurate. With our professional service, your transcript will be transcribed and proofread by an expert and native speaker and delivered with 99% accuracy.
  4. Receive your transcript.Our automatic transcription software will convert your file to text in just a few minutes (depending on the length of your file). If you select our professional service, your transcript will be ready within 24 hours.
  5. Click on "Export" and choose your preferred file format.You can export to TXT, DOCX, PDF, HTML, and many more. It’s that easy to have your recordings transcribed and speed up your research process!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is transcription in qualitative research?

    Transcription is the process of converting spoken words into a written document. Transcription in qualitative research involves turning audio interviews into text documents to allow for a more efficient process of coding and analysing research data.

  • How long does it take to transcribe a file?

    On average, manually transcribing audio to text takes about four hours for every hour of audio.

  • How can transcription help me save time?

    The process of transcription in qualitative research has made data collation and analysis a much faster process. A researcher looking for data can simply use commands like “CTRL-F” to find specific information in a transcript without having to waste time listening through long audio files. Additionally, transcribing qualitative interviews allows an easy way to cut and paste accurate verbatim comments from interviewees and focus group participants into a research report compared to having to listen, pause, and type each comment. Specialized qualitative research transcription services can also provide team accounts, allowing fellow researchers to have access to the data, enhancing teamwork.

  • How long of a file can I have transcribed?

    Happy Scribe will transcribe files of any length. There is no file size limit, meaning you don’t have to trim your interviews and submit multiple files. We also accept 45+ file formats including AIFF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, and WMA, making podcast audio transcription quick and easy.

  • How many speakers am I limited to on my audio file?

    At Happy Scribe, we understand that focus group transcription services and academic transcriptions services often need to transcribe multiple speakers within the same audio file. Be it one person or one hundred people, we will transcribe everything on your audio file. Additionally, our speech recognition can detect when the speaker has changed.

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Supported Languages

Below is the list of languages we support for transcription.

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Basque
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Lao
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhala
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Sundanese
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Zulu
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  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Bob H. Really unique service and definitely fills a need. I do a lot of audio/video interviews and then need to write articles from those interviews. Happy Scribe will save me a lot of time (and pain) in turning the audio to text. Accuracy was about 95% which is excellent!
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Ekaterina M. This is the most amazing software you can find online for transcribing your audio/video into text. The price is amazing. Worth every euro I paid for it. The service is super useful. I am very happy I found this. Many many thanks!
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Isabelle R. Great service and easy to contact for help with questions. I used this service for my dissertation study and it saved me a lot of time. I’d recommend this service to anyone in need of quick transcription service.
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review K. Bartley Excellent transcription software. Highlights anything it feels it might have got wrong but corrections are easily made as the audio is available to play along with the transcript without having to hook up drives etc. Very impressed.
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Sean R. I found it very simple to understand and follow. It generated exactly what I wanted and what I expected. The results were very close to near perfect, word for word.
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Yessica K. Happy Scribe saves me so much time. As a journalist, my dream was to have an intern to transcribe my interviews to me - but Happy Scribe answered my prayers instead! And for a reasonable price too. Super happy with it.