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NOVA Research Company provides state-of-the-art software products to improve the productivity and effectiveness of research projects. They are considered breakthrough programs by the research community.

QDS QDS™: Questionnaire Development System — has two objectives: (1) To produce all materials needed to administer a questionnaire from a single set of easily maintained specifications; and (2) to promote the reusability of field-tested questions by providing a convenient facility for copying specifications among questionnaires. QDS™ allows the researcher to describe the content, administration, and formatting of a questionnaire, and the data collected from it, then it automatically produces the materials needed for the selected mode of administration (i.e., Data Entry, CAPI, CASI, and HAPI™).
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Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations The Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations is a state-of-the-art publication on conducting drug abuse research, dealing specifically with the U.S. Hispanic population. The Handbook, aimed at graduate students and new Ph.D.s, summarizes the best published and anecdotal material currently available on the topic. Initially written by NOVA in-house writers, the material is enriched by the collective input of countless Hispanic researchers and individuals involved in research with Hispanic communities; written reviews and focus group commentary from researchers in the field and members of the target audience; and the oversight and input of a Board of Editors comprised of five Hispanic researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Handbook is accompanied by a Computer-Based Instructional System CD-ROM, an interactive teaching/learning system. It is being published by Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., and can be purchased directly: Click here to buy it now!

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