Health Services Research (HSR) Methods
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Link List for Survey Instruments and Measures

Knowledge Panel
A government and academic research survey solutions tool offered by Knowledge Networks. KnowledgePanel is a probability-based panel designed to be statistically representative of the U.S. population. Initially using random-digit-dialing (RDD) to create KnowledgePanel, KnowledgePanel is now continuously maintained by using the United States Postal Service's Delivery Sequence File. This file is essentially a complete list of all U.S. residential households - including households that are cell phone-only and often missed in RDD sampling.

National Cancer Institute (NCI): Health Services and Economics website
Part of NCIs Cancer Control and Population Sciences. This site provides tools for researchers, areas of research, surveys and studies, and research networks to give information on cancer in the specific areas of health services and economics.

National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (NCCHTA): Development and validation of methods for assessing the quality of diagnostic accuracy studies
A report on the process of developing a quality assessment tool for reviews of diagnostic accuracy. The quality assessment tool designed by the study is available for download.

National Library of Medicine (NLM): Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSSR)
A summary of datasets, instruments/indices, and software used for analysis of health services research, public health, and the behavioral and social sciences.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)
A secure, web-based application designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies. REDCap provides an intuitive interface for data entry (with data validation); audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R); procedures for importing data from external sources; and advanced features, such as branching logic and calculated fields. REDCap Survey is a powerful tool for building and managing online surveys which can create and design surveys in your web browser and engage potential respondents using a variety of notification methods.

Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)
A free NSF infrastructure project that offers researchers opportunities to test their experimental ideas on large, diverse, randomly-selected subject populations. Investigators submit proposals for experimental studies, and TESS fields selected proposals on a random sample of the United States population using the Internet. A comprehensive, on-line submission and peer review process screens proposals for the importance of their contribution to science and society. A diverse team of leading scholars assist the co-PI's in administering the review process. TESS provides investigators an opportunity to run Internet-based experiments on a random, probability-based sample of the population. TESS thereby allows investigators to capture the internal validity of experiments while realizing the benefits of contact with large, diverse populations of research participants.

UW CHWS Health Workforce Questionnaires
The University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies has compiled questionnaires from various sources and organized them in the table below to assist policymakers, educators and researchers as they gather workforce data from health professionals.