Making the switch to digital audio

  • Shannon Gwin Mitchell Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • James A. Peterson Johns Hopkins University
  • Serdar Kaya Johns Hopkins University


In this article, the authors describe the process of converting from analog to digital audio data. They address the step-by-step decisions that they made in selecting hardware and software for recording and converting digital audio, issues of system integration, and cost considerations. The authors present a brief description of how digital audio is being used in their current research project and how it has enhanced the “quality” of their qualitative research.
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