The QDRL was the first cognitive research lab within the federal statistical system. The QDRL and NCHS continue to invest in and develop technologies that enhance questionnaire development and evaluation. These technologies allow the QDRL to increase both productivity and the quality of work. These technologies also provide transparency and accountability of the research processes and, in turn, promoting critique and continual improvement methodologies and practices.
State of the Art Cognitive Testing lab
- Experience conducting cross-national comparative projects.
- Ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Extensive experience with OMB Clearance and NCHS ERB Processes.
- Q-Bank , a public resource containing all QDRL question evaluation reports along with reports contributed by numerous federal agencies. Q-Bank provides users with a centralized location to access the knowledge gained from question evaluation projects, along with information to learn about the field of Question Evaluation.
- Q-Notes , a software packages facilitating the management of cognitive interview projects and the analysis of cognitive interview data.
- Q-Video, a video management system that archive interview recordings, making them accessible to research staff
- Allows for audio and video recording of interviews at the NCHS headquarters in Hyattsville, MD.
- Capability to conduct and record interviews in the field as required by projects.
- Provides automatic transcription functionality
- Q-Notes Plus, an enhanced version of Q-Notes software which includes the videos and clips from the recorded cognitive interviews, allowing for an more complete analysis
View Q-Bank and Q-Notes demonstration video
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