Audiovisual and textual analysis using Transana

Key information

Start date: 27 May 2022

Attendance dates:

May 2022: 27

Time commitment: 9:45am - 4:15pm


Distance learning

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Transana is software to facilitate the transcription, management and analysis of digital video, audio,  still image, and text data, providing a range of sophisticated tools.

This one day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of Transana and an opportunity for participants to practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and conceptualising data and interrogating and visualising data.

The course combines discussion, demonstration and hands-on work, including:

  • Contextual discussions – developmental, methodological and analytical principles
  • Software overview – interface, architecture, tools
  • Analytic planning – ensuring analytic strategies drive the appropriate use of software tools
  • Guided instruction – step-by-step teaching in the operation of Transana and the use of tools for analytic tasks
  • Individual support – time for participants to discuss their projects with the Tutor.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the structure of Transana and how it can be used throughout a research project
  • Navigate around the software and operate it to undertake analysis
  • Understand the importance of analytic planning in harnessing Transana tools powerfully
  • Set up a Transana project to reflect initial research design and change structures as a research project progresses
  • Identify Transana tools that can be used to fulfil specific analytic tasks
  • Know where to access relevant resources to support continued Transana use.

Course content

  • Principles of using Transana
  • Data preparation, import and organisation
  • Data exploration and familiarisation
  • Coding strategies – including appropriate uses of auto-coding
  • Use of writing and visualisation tools to reflect on data and processes
  • Querying and outputting.

Course leader

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Dr Christina Silver

Teaching Fellow

Reading list

You are required to read the Transana review (PDF) before attending this course.

Class size

Maximum of 12 people.

Software background

Transana is software to facilitate the transcription, management and analysis of digital video, audio,  still image, and text data, providing a range of sophisticated tools.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

This course assumes participants have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies, but assumes no prior knowledge about Transana.

Fees and funding

Price per person:




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