New developments for Survey Question Bank
Article dated: 20 September 2011
The Survey Question Bank (SQB) is delighted to receive an extension in ESRC
funding to the end of September 2012, which will allow it to develop some key
features before becoming integrated with the ESDS.
Over the next 12 months, the popular question search will be developed further with its contents held in a new metadata structure (DDI-Lifecycle) and the search engine migrating to a new technical platform, Solr.
For users, these innovations will allow relationships to be established between survey questions – for example, whether questions are completely identical, whether a question belongs to a wider scale/instrument and whether a question is part of a quality-assured harmonised set. The search
process will also be improved with new features allowing users to filter results and search for questions by topic.