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The risk of secondary traumatic stress in the qualitative transcription process: A research note.

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posted on 2015-04-30, 08:38 authored by Michelle J. O'Reilly, N. Kiyimba
It is recognised that transcribing is not merely a neutral and mechanical process, but is active and requires careful engagement with the qualitative data. Whether the researcher transcribes their own data or employs professional transcriptionists the process requires repeated listening to participants’ personal narratives. This repetition has a cumulative effect on the transcriptionist and hearing the participants’ personal narratives of a sensitive or distressing nature, can have an emotional impact. However, this potential emotional impact is often not something which is accounted for in the planning stages of research. In this paper we critically discuss the importance of considering the effects on transcriptionists who engage with qualitative data.

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Qualitative Research April 20, 2015 1468794115577013

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Psychology

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Qualitative Research April 20

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SAGE Publications Ltd.

issn

1468-7941

eissn

1741-3109

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2015

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2015-04-30

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http://qrj.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/20/1468794115577013

Language

en

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