Hundreds of conferences were postponed, canceled, or shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has become a massive hassle for researchers, lecturers, leaders, and marketers as they turn to virtual events.
While many online video conferencing software let them connect easily, transcribing the conversations within is an entirely different matter. The consistent pausing and playing of audio and making sure the voice matches the script is time-consuming and, when done manually, can waste a lot of time.
Juliet Inyang, a multi-faceted education professional, is also a data analyst, and the executive head for iKapture Centre for Development. She often finds it difficult to manage all her meeting notes for different topics in one place.
As a researcher, she has to collect and handle data sheets and transcribe them. In addition, she also conducts interviews and qualitative data analysis almost every week.
It has been challenging for me to transcribe all this qualitative data manually. It is stressful and fatiguing, but then that has always been the norm here in Africa. However, Otter made the process of transcribing so easy for me!
Since the pandemic, the process of transcribing and analyzing interviews has been more difficult than ever. With almost half of the world functioning online, Juliet now conducts a bulk of her research via Zoom interviews. Initially, she was confused about collecting and managing all this information, but Otter came in pretty handy with the data collection and analysis tasks.
Otter has greatly increased my productivity, and I can achieve the same amount of tasks in a shorter time span. All my clients are surprised and ask me how I can achieve so much!
Juliet trusts Otter so much that in the second edition of the Academic Hive Research Bootcamp, Otter will play a significant role in transcribing information to the audience. In addition, its user-friendly and accessible features make it easy to use at conferences, helping her avoid any licensing issues. The ability to draw insights from data sets is enhanced since Otter provides user-friendly text and audio importing features.
Otter helps me spend more time on analyzing rather than rewinding and forwarding what the speaker said. I am also able to avoid the hassle of playing the recording over and over again.
Otter has also come in handy for Juliet during her grad work when making reports and studying. In fact, it easier for her to meet people, get notes from them, conduct policy research and analyze non-numeric data.
Highly recommended for everyone who’s juggling with tons of information to deal with. Looking forward to explore more features with Otter Pro!
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Originally published at https://blog.otter.ai on July 16, 2021.