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Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory



Q-Bank is a resource for question evaluation developed by QDRL that provides access to evaluated survey questions and reports from federal surveys. Q-Bank links each question to its test findings and the original evaluation report. Q-Bank's mission is to improve the quality and usefulness of survey data through the sharing of knowledge about survey questions. The QDRL ensures that reports are written for every project, and submits those reports into Q-Bank. This allows other agencies, surveys and data users to also benefit from the value gained from our question evaluation projects.

Q-Bank is available to the public at

Q-Bank contains submissions from a wide variety of federal agencies and other research organizations including:

  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • Census Bureau
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Science Foundation
  • Westat


Who uses Q-Bank?

  • Data Analysts can use Q-Bank to understand the underlying concepts that questions are measuring.
  • Questionnaire Designers can use Q-Bank to find questions that have already been evaluated on a variety of question topics, and the strengths and weaknesses of alternate versions of questions.
  • Survey Methodologists can use Q-Bank as a way to share their findings with other survey researchers, and also learn about the strengths and weaknesses of different methods.
  • Survey Managers can use Q-Bank to demonstrate their survey collects the data it purports to collect.

For more information about Q-Bank, please contact the Q-Bank Administrator via email at





Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory

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