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Q-Bank is an interagency collaboration, hosted by the National Center for Health Statistics, that archives question evaluation reports and makes pre-tested survey questions searchable. Q-Bank can benefit:

  • Data users… by providing evidence of construct validity
  • Organizations… by increasing transparency through the sharing of evaluation studies and pre-testing reports
  • Survey Designers… by providing a repository of information to help with creating new surveys
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about question evaluation methods

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NHIS Survey Data

Q-Bank questions are now linked to survey data estimates. The process has started with questions from the HIS. We are hoping to expand to more questions and surveys!

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The Q-Notes online qualitative analysis platform is available for researchers to use while conducting question evaluation projects. It is free and open to the public.
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QUEST is an international workgroup conducting question evaluation projects across the world. View presentations from the 2013 QUEST Workshop or previous meetings.
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