Feeling the college squeeze? You’re not alone. Universities around the world are putting unprecedented pressure on faculty and graduate students to produce prestige-elevating research.
Despite the push for published work, funding isn’t growing. In fact, it’s drying up.
To earn your place in a doctoral program or keep your research funding secure, you have to be able to show that your methods are efficient and cost-effective.
"Advocate for why you're a good student and a good researcher," says Jennifer Doran, Chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. "If one student gets funding in your program, you need to be able to make a case for yourself to be that student."
One powerful way you can maximize research efficiency is to eliminate one of the most time-consuming tasks that new and veteran researchers have to deal with: transcribing lectures and interviews.
How many hours of lectures and interviews do you manually transcribe?
Here’s an example: Your postgraduate research suggests you interview 30 sources for one hour each. That’s 30 hours of interview to turn into text. Yikes.
Realistically, it doesn’t take you an hour to transcribe one hour of audio. It takes closer to three hours (PLAY. PAUSE. TYPE. REWIND. REPEAT). That’s a staggering 90 hours of mind-numbing transcription. There are so many better ways to use that time.
Traditionally the other option has been third-party manual transcription. If you turn to an online manual transcription service, they’ll charge you $1 per minute, or $1,800 for thirty hours! Ouch.
But what can you do? You need those audio and video files turned into text so that you can easily search, quote, and reference information for your research.
There must be a better way!
Your friendly neighborhood speech recognition AI
Now, imagine getting those 30 hours of audio transcribed in mere minutes. Avoid weeks of sitting at your desk and typing out transcripts. No waiting for days to get back your transcriptions (along with a huge bill).
With Trint, you get high-quality and accurate transcriptions with the click of a button. All you have to do is upload your files, go grab a coffee and come back to machine-generated transcripts ready to be revised and downloaded.
Trint’s Editor makes it even easier to get your research together in record time:
Quickly find and make revisions if necessary. The Trint Editor is the marriage of text editor to an audio video player. It automatically glues the text to the source file making searching and verifying a breeze.
Highlight important data
Collect, save, and export the moments you need most to reduce clutter and help you stay organized.
Export and share
Send your Trints to fellow colleagues and students to streamline access and maximize collaboration.
Did we mention that Trint’s transcripts only cost $15 per hour? That’s just $450—or a 75% saving.
You can now even buy the number of Trint hours you need in one go for an easier and faster workflow. Use them anytime within the next year and enjoy the flexibility of how and when you use them (as well as the simple, single invoice).
Research smarter, not harder
The secret to thriving as a researcher and student is not powering through hours upon hours of grunt work to get it done. Your institution will respect your hard work, as well as your smart way of working.
The key is to find ways to maximize your time and money .
Do that and you’ll have a much easier time defending yourself as a prime candidate for research funding.
If you’d like to explore how Trint can help you be more efficient in your research, reach out to us about your next project or research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Kofman,Trint CEO and Founder
For more than 30 years, Jeff was a war correspondent and foreign correspondent in the US and Canada. He has reported from more than 40 countries for ABC News, CBS News and CBC News. He covered the Iraq War and the Arab Spring – he won an Emmy for his coverage of the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. In his ten years as ABC News Correspondent for Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America Jeff reported on coups, revolutions and guerrilla wars. Find Jeff on LinkedIn