Just a Slice of the Pie
Transcribing, Content Logs, and Themes
Following the interviews we have been busy transcribing and exploring the information from our interviews! The first step was transcribing the interviews. This involves listening to the interviews very carefully and typing out every word the interviewee and interviewer speaks. For this process we have special protocols which govern how we write and spell what we hear so that it is clearly understood and recorded correctly.
From the interview transcripts the students created content logs which serve to categorize all the "main idea words" from the audio. Students learned that the process of making content logs is tedious but extremely important for the future preservation on the interviews. Essentially anyone around the world could find our interviews online if the topics they are looking for are listed in our content logs!
|Dr. Wagner illustrates a lesson on themes|
|Students and mentors brainstorm themes in their groups|