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QDS™ Video Tutorials

QDS Tutorial videos will help guide you through QDS Development, questionnaire administration, and data management using step-by-step demonstration to get you started. While these tutorials should be especially beneficial to our newer users, more experienced users may also find some useful tips and tricks.

The QDS™ Video tutorials below are organized by QDS™ Module - Design Studio, ACASI, CAPI, QDS-Web™, and Warehouse Manager.

See QDS Online help at http://www.novaresearch.com/products/QDS/QDSHelp50 or e-mail support@novaresearch.com for additional assistance.

Design Studio

QDS Design Studio: Getting Started with the QDS Design Studio

This video is part of a training series on using NOVA Research Company's Questionnaire Development System (QDS™) software for designing and administering a survey. This video demonstrates getting started with QDS and adding a subject identifier in the QDS Design Studio.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding an Information Element

This video demonstrates using the Design Studio to add an information screen to your questionnaire.

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QDS Design Studio: Using Section Headers and Format Elements

This video demonstrates using Section Header (0:59) and Format Elements (3:47) to modify question numbers, as well as using a Format Element to (a) prevent return to previous questions during survey administration (6:08), (b) change the look of your survey by altering size of text and buttons (7:18), and (c) modify colors used for survey interface (10:04).

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QDS Design Studio: Adding Data Elements with Yes/No type and gender response types

This video demonstrates adding Yes/No and Gender questions to your questionnaire.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding Data Elements with Pick One Type responses

This video demonstrates adding a Pick One question to your questionnaire; includes options for response buttons or drop-down list.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding Data Elements with Check Each Type responses

This video demonstrates adding a Check Each question to your survey, as well as how Check Each data are written to the dataset (4:05).

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QDS Design Studio: Adding a "Specify Other" Response for a Check Each Response Type Question

This video demonstrates adding a text response and associated Skip Instruction to capture a "Specify Other" choice for a Check Each question, as well as testing in Preview Mode.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding a "Specify Other" Response for a Pick One Response Type Question

This video demonstrates adding a text response and associated Skip Instruction to capture a "Specify Other" choice for a Pick One question, as well as testing in Preview Mode.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding Data Elements with Ranking Type responses

This video demonstrates adding a Ranking question, as well as how ranking data are written to the dataset. (4:07).

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QDS Design Studio: Adding a Skip Element and Skip to a Marker

This video demonstrates how to add a Skip Element to skip 1 to 5 Elements or skip to a Marker Element.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding an Edit Element with Looping Back

This video introduces Edit Elements and demonstrates using an Edit Element to loop back to a previous question, as well as testing in Preview mode.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding an Edit Element to conditionally present additional elements

This video demonstrates using the “Reconciliation Elements follow this” option to use an Edit Element to present additional elements if a specified condition is met.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding an Edit Element to Link to an External File or URL

This video demonstrates using an Edit Element to Link to an External file or URL, as well as testing in Preview mode.

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QDS Design Studio: Adding an Edit Element to link to launch a Second Questionnaire and Share Variables

This video demonstrates using an Edit Element to launch a second questionnaire (3:56), including: sharing variables from the first survey to the second (5:06), testing in CAPI (10:25), and viewing the transferred data in the Warehouse Manager (13:20). This video also explains how Automatic Variables are calculated and transferred to the second survey (2:15).

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QDS Design Studio: Questionnaire Options

This video demonstrates how to set different options for your questionnaire, including interview options (2:05), data defaults (6:28), and build options (10:42) – including build options for paper questionnaires (11:29), Data Entry (12:14), CAPI and ACASI modules (12:32), Codebooks (19:13), and Skip-Edit Check Reports (20:01) – along with fonts (20:24), product options (20:59), and how to save settings as a user option (21:19).

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QDS Design Studio: Testing using the Preview Tool in the QDS Design Studio

This video reviews the options and features available in Preview Tool (12:24), setting test values (7:29), and viewing test data using the Preview Tool Log (18:15). Demonstrations using CAPI and ACASI preview emulators, including how to view response values during testing, are included.

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QDS Design Studio: Using Skip-Edit Check Report

This video reviews the options and features available for Skip-Edit Check Report (2:07), as well as how to set test values (6:07). This video also demonstrates creating a Skip-Edit Report for (a) an entire survey (3:23), (b) a single Skip or Edit (7:39), and (c) a highlighted section (13:03).

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QDS Design Studio: Questionnaire Documentation

This video demonstrates how to produce documentation for your questionnaire, including 1) printable versions (1:47): interviewer (3:29) and self-administered (5:01), 2) codebooks (5:41): RTF (9:42) and CSV format (12:00), and 3) change history files (16:17).

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ACASI

QDS ACASI: ACASI Survey Demonstration

This video demonstrated building a sample ACASI survey, setting build options (1:14), administering a survey (4:08), and viewing ACASI data (13:20).

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QDS ACASI: ACASI Survey Demonstration with AT&T Natural Voices®

This video illustrates different types of responses in a sample ACASI survey using the AT&T Natural Voices® Crystal voice (included with QDS).

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QDS ACASI: Interrupting and Resuming an ACASI Interview

This video demonstrates how to (a) start an ACASI survey (2:41), (b) interrupt and resume an interview (3:26), and (c) view data from interrupted/resumed surveys in the Warehouse Manager (8:37).

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CAPI

QDS CAPI: CAPI Survey Demonstration

This video demonstrates: (a) building a CAPI survey, (b) setting build options (1:30), (c) administering a survey (3:30), and (d) viewing the CAPI data file (12:48).

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QDS CAPI: Interrupting and Resuming a CAPI Interview

This video demonstrates: (a) starting a CAPI survey (2:59), (b) interrupting and resuming an interview (3:46), and (c) viewing data from interrupted/resumed surveys in the Warehouse Manager (10:05).

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QDS-Web™

QDS-Web™: QDS-Web™ Survey Demonstration

This video demonstrates a QDS-Web™ survey showing different types of questions and responses.

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Warehouse Manager

QDS Warehouse Manager: Working with Data Files in the QDS Warehouse Manager

This video demonstrates: (a) working with QDS data files, (b) creating a new warehouse in the Warehouse Manager (6:51), (c) viewing data in the Warehouse Manager (12:08), and (d) exporting data from the Warehouse Manager (13:26).

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QDS Warehouse Manager: Modifying Data in the QDS Warehouse Manager

This video demonstrates: (a) modifying data in the Warehouse Manager, including viewing and modifying composite variables (6:59); (b) setting Data Corrections Log options (2:28); and (c) viewing tracked changes (14:20).

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QDS Warehouse Manager: Working with Multiple Versions

This video demonstrates how to work with multiple versions of a survey – due to different methods of data collection, multiple languages, or changes in the survey – including standardizing and reconciling two versions (7:15), with tips on how to manage multiple languages and (16:30) more than two versions (17:10).

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QDS™ Warehouse Manager: Working with QDS-Web™ Data Files and Management

This video shows how to create a data warehouse, import QDS-Web™ data files into the Warehouse Manager, and export your data.

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