HyperTRANSCRIBE: What It Is
HyperTRANSCRIBE is an easy-to-use transcription tool that helps you transcribe audio or video data from its source to a text file. It gives you keyboard controls over the playback of your audio or video files so you don't need to mess with a foot pedal or other gear. Basically, HyperTRANSCRIBE plays back small chunks of your file while you type in the transcription window. All of HyperTRANSCRIBE's settings are customizable, to give you complete control over looping and playback. Keyboard "shortcuts" let you set up text you'll be using frequently (such as speaker identification) and enter that pre-determined text with a quick keystroke.
HyperTRANSCRIBE: What It's Not
HyperTRANSCRIBE doesn't automatically generate a text transcription from your audio or video file. For that, you'll have to wait several more years while voice recongition software catches up to its full potential.
HyperRESEARCH: What It Is
HyperRESEARCH is designed to assist you with any research project involving analysis of qualitative data. It's easy to use and works with both Mac and Windows computers. So if you're collaborating with multiple researchers, everyone gets to use their preferred computer. HyperRESEARCH is powerful, and flexible - which means that no matter how you want to approach your data, the software will allow you to "do it your way." HyperRESEARCH can help you analyze almost any kind of qualitative data, whether it's audio, video, graphical or textual. The intuitive interface and well-written documentation – and especially the step-by-step tutorials -- help get you up and running with your own data quickly and easily.
HyperRESEARCH: What It's Not
HyperRESEARCH isn't a complex software package that requires workshops and seminars and hands-on help to learn how to use.
It's also not a program that will analyze your data (or write your dissertation!) for you. It makes the mechanical process of all of that much easier, but you (the researcher) still need to do the thinking part.