[Air-l] question on digital recorder

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Mon Jul 7 15:40:35 PDT 2003

I will tell you that i tried computer based transcription 2 years ago 
for an interview series with information technology professionals, and 
given various problems with training the program, specialized 
vocabulary, dialect, and everything else, it was far easier for me to 
transcribe it by hand than to use either dragon or viavoice.  I used 
two different recorders, a commercial recorder and the dragon systems 
recorder.  of the two, the dragon systems recorder was the more 
effective.  I blame this on the fact that i made the mistake of setting 
the digital recorder to record on voice, which means you miss about 1/3 
of the first second or so, which surprisingly can be the difference 
between a person making a point, or questioning a statement... and any 
number of other things.   my  experience is not telephonic though.  I'd 
be very interested in how it works for you.
On Monday, July 7, 2003, at 12:33 PM, Annice Kim wrote:

> hello everyone:
> i am looking into digital recorders & computer-based transcription 
> softwares to record telephone interviews.  if you have any experience 
> using either, i'd appreciate hearing your comments & suggestions, off 
> list.  for those who are interested, i can compile & share all 
> responses.
> thanks in advance,
> annice
> Annice Eu-Shin Kim, MPH
> Doctoral Candidate
> Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
> UNC School of Public Health
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> Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
> aekim at email.unc.edu
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Jeremy Hunsinger
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