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What's New in QDS™ Version 4.0?

Design Studio Module

  • Ranking Response Type: Collect an ordered list of responses and set maximum number and minimum required to rank.
  • QDS™ Version Automatic Variable: Record QDS™ version number used for data collection.
  • Change History Annotations: Add explanatory text (annotations) to Change History document.
  • Item IDs: Automatic or custom identifiers for each Information, Section Header, Edit, and Skip element.
  • Skip-Edit Check Report: Review outcomes for Skip and Edit elements in a Rich Text Format (RTF) report.
  • Preview Tool: Review stand-alone survey sections in a CAPI/ACASI emulator and review data in real time.
  • Data Element and Data Default Test Tabs: Set test values for Skip-Edit Check Report and Preview Tool.
  • Redesigned RTF Codebook: Includes identifier variables, variable count, and (optionally) Skip, Edit, Information, Section Header elements, Notes, date/time subcomponent variables, and color to distinguish element types.
  • Spreadsheet Format Codebook: Comma-separated values (CSV) file format option for building codebooks that can be opened in a spreadsheet (e.g., Microsoft Excel).

CAPI and ACASI Modules

  • Enhanced notification and recovery options when an interview was not properly saved.
  • Option to modify order of date components on screen.
  • Ability to save each interview in its own data file with unique ID in file name.
  • Option to calculate Automatic variables when skipped.

Warehouse Manager Module

  • Transfer all data files in a single folder to a local warehouse file.

Click here to download a PDF (1.5MB) detailing the New Features in QDS 4.0.

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