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QDS™ Survey Programming and Training


Survey Researchers

Training and Technical Assistance

Whether your team numbers 2 or 20, you can reap benefits from training and technical support. Our QDS™ experts will have you operational in a fraction of the time it might take to go it alone. Our video tutorials will help you get started developing your questionnaire, interviewing in Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) or Automated Computer-Assisted Self Interview (ACASI), and conducting data management in the Warehouse Manager. Visit QDS™ online help as a complete resource for your QDS™ needs and contact our experts at for technical assistance. In addition, custom-tailored training or technical assistance sessions can be scheduled at your convenience. Contact NOVA Research today for a free, no-obligation quote for training and/or technical assistance.

Custom Development

Whether you have a completed questionnaire that needs to be revised or need to start from scratch, consulting services are available to help you develop custom surveys or forms in multiple administration modes. Let NOVA's QDS™ experts implement your skip patterns and consistency checks, and conduct testing, reviews, and revisions as well as provide you with a codebook and specification file based on your variable names, labels, codes, and ranges. Once your custom development is done, you will be given the QDS™ specification file that will enable you to make future modifications.


  • Rapid development of surveys and data collection software (data entry, CAPI, ACASI, web)
  • Multiple modes of administration from a single Design Studio specification
  • Computerized interviewing without programming
  • Ability to support multiple interview languages
  • Codebook and documentation of change history
  • Ready-to-analyze data exported directly to SAS, SPSS, STATA, MS Access

Some of NOVA’s satisfied QDS™ users include:

  • Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Center for Addictions Research, Victoria, Canada
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS, University of Malaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Emory University
  • Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Insituto Nacional de Psiquiatria, Tlalpan, Mexico
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Muhimili University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • National Academy of Medicine National Development & Research Institutes, Inc.
  • National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • New York City Department of Health/Northeastern University
  • RAND Corporation
  • Texas Department of Health
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Universidad del Valle De Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois–Chicago School of Public Health
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • University of Texas–MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Vashti Inniss Empowerment Centre, St. Michael, Barbados
  • Yale University