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Brief description

Transana screenshot Transana can be used to transcribe digital audio and video material. It also makes a direct link between the original material and the transcript. The program can be used to transcribe material, to identifyï interesting fragments (clips), and to assign keywords to these clips. The clips can then be arranged in various ways and saved in sets, and the program also allows the user to map the relationship between the various keywords. This allows the user to optimize research data management, and to ëexplore the data in various ways.
Transana facilitates the sharing of analysed data with colleagues and / or fellow students, allowing joint analysis.


Transana has a good internal manual. For faculty courses that make use of Transana a manual is provided via Blackboard. If you are interested in Transana, you can take the guided tour on the Transana website to get an idea of its features.


The faculty has a license for the multi-user version of Transana. Students enrolled in courses that make use of Transana are given information on the program's (free) availability at the start of the course. If you are interested in Transana, please contact Marca Schasfoort (m.c.g.schasfoort at Students who have previously used Transana can also find the manual and the program at
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More information

See theTransana website.

Further remarks

Transana can also be used exclusively for making transcripts. Where necessary, the transcripts can be processed and/or analysed further with other software.

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