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Transcription: Why make a record?
The thing we're analysing is long gone.
Even if we had been taking notes while it was happening, we can't be sure we'd got things down accurately, and we'd probably have missed quite a lot. And if we hadn't been taking notes, then relying on later recall is doubly risky. We'd be battling against the everyday mistakes of memory as well.
It's better to have a videotape, or an audiotape.
When you've finished with that exercise, go to the next page of this introduction
(what to transcribe) to reflect on the benefits of making
a recording and then a transcript.