PureSpeech transcripts

Everything captured including the um’s and ah’s

Babbletype PureSpeech transcripts provide absolute fidelity to what was actually spoken, right down to sighs and stutters. PureSpeech transcripts capture everything, but are also the longest and most challenging to read. 

  • The full content of the recording is captured from the beginning to the end. 
  • All speech is captured exactly as spoken, including um’s, ah’s, mis-started sentences, repetitions, etc.
  • Active listening is captured. 
  • Media playback in the recording is captured. 
  • Voices, media playback, etc., that are part of the background are not captured. 

Length and reading time: about 9,000 words and 1.25 hours per hour of audio

PureSpeech example:

Interviewer: (2:30) So, um, continuing along the same line, um, do you…do you, um, think that the range of approaches you use now is…um, is different from what it used to be, um, and uh…and do you expect that the range or um, the mixture of methods you use, um, in the future will be different?
Kumiko: Hmm, well, um, certainly. You know, I think we’re all realizing that…that online or, um, digital research, you know is growing exponentially, um, last several years.
Interviewer: (2:44) So, um, when…um, when would you use online?
Kumiko: We have to, you know, combine tools and…um, and methods for the right sorts of insights per study, you know, um, depending on the, uh, depending on the objective or objectives.
Interviewer: (2:50) Okay.        
Kumiko: But um, speaking for myself, well, I prefer on-site if, you know, if I can have it.
Interviewer: (2:54) Um, so, why?
Kumiko: Well, I like to meet, you know, participants, um, in their natural habitats. I like to, you know, explore human beings and get at their opinions, um, face to face, so, um…probing at eye level and, you know, being acutely…acutely aware of, of every tick. 

PureText transcripts

Everything captured excluding the um’s and ah’s 

PureText is our standard clean verbatim transcript, and our most commonly ordered transcription product. Instead of capturing every sound spoken, PureText captures only what people actually intended to say. All meaningful content is captured, but irrelevant speech like um’s, ah’s repetitions, etc., are not captured. 

  • The full content of the recording is captured from the beginning to the end. 
  • All meaningful speech is captured verbatim.
  • Word crutches (um’s, ah’s, stutters, repetitions, etc.) are not captured. 
  • Active listening is not captured. 
  • Media playback in the recording is captured. 
  • Voices, media playback, etc., that are part of the background are not captured. 

Length and reading time: about 7,500 words and 1 hour per hour of audio

 PureText example:

Interviewer: (2:30) So, continuing along the same line, do you think that the range of approaches you use now is different from what it used to be, and do you expect that the range or mixture of methods you use in the future will be different?
Kumiko: Certainly. We’re all realizing that online or digital research is growing exponentially last several years. 
Interviewer: (2:44) When would you use online?
Kumiko: We have to combine tools and methods for the right sorts of insights per study, depending on the objectives. Speaking for myself, I prefer on-site if I can have it. 
Interviewer: (2:54) Why?
Kumiko: I like to meet participants in their natural habitats. I like to explore human beings and get at their opinions face to face, probing at eye level and being acutely aware of every tick. Exploring their interactions with their surroundings and also their peers in groups is important to me.

PureResponse transcripts

Interviewers are summarized; respondents are transcribed in clean verbatim

PureResponse is a partially summarized transcript for market research interviews and focus groups. PureResponse assumes the interviewer is working from a discussion guide, and that the exact wording of the interviewer’s questions is not relevant. Interviewer speeches and questions are summarized or paraphrased, leaving just enough content for the interviewer to recognize where they are in the discussion. Respondents are captured in clean verbatim (the same as PureText). PureResponse transcripts are about 20-25% shorter (40% shorter in page count), faster and easier to read than PureText.

  • The transcript begins following the interviewer’s introductory remarks and ends after the final respondent answer. Content before or after those points is not captured. 
  • Interviewer speeches are briefly summarized or paraphrased. 
  • Respondent answers are captured in clean verbatim. Off-topic chit-chat is not captured. 
  • Word crutches (um’s, ah’s, stutters, repetitions, etc.) are not captured. 
  • Active listening is not captured.
  • Interviewer probes are marked with a [p] in respondent speeches but not captured, and respondent answers are consolidated and (slightly) edited, so that the answer appears as it would have if the respondent had answered fully without the need for a probe. 
  • Media playback is noted in the text but not captured. 
  • Voices, media playback, etc., that are part of the background are not captured. 

Length and reading time: about 6,000 words and 45 minutes per hour of audio

PureResponse example:

(2:30) Is the range of approaches you use now different from the past, and do you expect it will change in the future?
Certainly. We’re all realizing that online or digital research is growing exponentially last several years. [p] We have to combine tools and methods for the right sorts of insights per study, depending on the objectives. Speaking for myself, I prefer on-site if I can have it. [p] I like to meet participants in their natural habitats. I like to explore human beings and get at their opinions face to face, probing at eye level and being acutely aware of every tick. Exploring their interactions with their surroundings and also their peers in groups is important to me. (Kumiko)

Features included with all Babbletype transcripts

Resources

  • All transcription work is performed by human beings, not software. 
  • All work is performed by native English-speaking transcriptionists. 
  • No subcontracting. All work is managed by Babbletype.

Timestamps

  • One timestamp is included free once per interviewer question or approximately once for each minute of audio. 

Media handling

  • Babbletype provides most media handling services such as conversion, basic file assembly, splitting and trimming free of charge. See Services FAQs for limitations. 

Recording difficulty

  • Babbletype does not charge for more challenging recordings; however, turnaround times are impacted. See Turnaround Time for details. 

English composition

  • Subject-verb agreement errors are always corrected. 
  • Incorrect pluralization is always corrected. 
  • Verbal shortcut speech such as "gonna" for "going to" and "coz" for "because" is always corrected to the correct written form. 
  • Profanity is obfuscated by replacing the actual word with the correct first letter and asterisks for the remaining characters.