Audiovisual and Textual Analysis Using Transana

Key information

Start date: To be confirmed

Attendance dates:

To be confirmed

Time commitment: 1 day


Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

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This one-day course provides a comprehensive overview of Transana and an opportunity for you to practise 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.

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

  • Software overview including interface, architecture and tools
  • Developmental, methodological and analytical principles
  • 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
  • Analytic planning ensuring analytic strategies drive the appropriate use of software tools.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Contextual discussions
  • Step-by-step teaching
  • One-to-one tutorials.

Course leader

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Dr Christina Silver

Research Fellow

Reading list

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

Class size

Maximum of 16 people.

Software and equipment

Please bring a USB memory stick.

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.

You should have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies.

Fees and funding

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How to apply

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