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Transcription as a Key Phase of Data Analysis in Qualitative Research: Experience from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Oluwafemi Adeagbo,
  • Sibongiseni Xulu,
  • Nondumiso Dlamini,
  • Manono Luthuli,
  • Carina Herbst,
  • Thembani Mhlongo,
  • Maryam Shahmanesh,
  • Janet Seeley
Oluwafemi Adeagbo
Africa Health Research Institute

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Sibongiseni Xulu
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Nondumiso Dlamini
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Manono Luthuli
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Carina Herbst
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Thembani Mhlongo
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Maryam Shahmanesh
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Janet Seeley
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Transforming spoken words into written text in qualitative research is a vital step in familiarizing and immersing oneself in the data. We share a three-step approach of how data transcription facilitated an interpretative act of analysis in a study using qualitative data collection methods on the barriers and facilitators of HIV testing and treatment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.