Center for Survey Research

Penn State Harrisburg, Center for Survey Research

Transcription Services

Transcription can be a daunting task, particularly for those without the proper training, experience, or equipment. Choosing the Center for Survey Research means that you will have access to a team of highly skilled, trained transcribers, saving you hours of frustration and freeing you up to spend time on other tasks.

Our attention to detail and individual project customization options will ensure total satisfaction in meeting your transcription needs. In addition, as part of our commitment to quality and confidentiality, all of our transcribers have completed human subjects training administered through Penn State University's Office for Research Protections.

Our team can assist with transcribing any type of interview format, including:

  • Focus groups
  • Structured, semi-structured, or informal group interviews
  • One-on-one interviews
  • Lectures
  • Panel discussions
  • Dissertation interviews
  • Dictations
  • Sermons
  • Conferences


We also offer a host of tailored transcription options, such as verbatim and clean-verbatim transcription, de-identification, in-text time stamping,  professional editing, and proofreading.

We accept a wide variety of recording formats, such as MP3, WAV, WMA, DVF, and MSV. Files of any size and type can be transferred easily via our secure file transfer system, File Central. All files are transcribed from secure servers at the Penn State Harrisburg campus. We also offer rental of audio recorders and transcription equipment.

For more information or to discuss your needs, contact Tim Servinsky at 717-948-4312 or csr@psu.edu.