Transcription resources

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.

Here are my settings:

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”.