Lucas Riccardi (’17) used Amazon Mechanical Turk to find transcribers. He paid approximately $25 an interview for interviews ranging from 25-50 minutes.
He explains: “I de-identified the audio data, uploaded them to my Google Drive and linked the files through the MTurk website. You can pick your own price – I tried to do $0.75-$1.00/min.
The instructions I used were:
Listen to a short video and transcribe what is said.
- Do not include “hmm,” “err,” or “uh” in the transcription.
- Do not correct for grammar mistakes but transcribe as spoken.
- Use punctuation where appropriate.
- Indicate different speakers with “speaker 1” or “speaker 2”.