The Understanding America Study uses the survey software system NubiS for the design, implementation and management of all its surveys. NubiS is a complete data collection tool developed in house at the Center of Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California. NubiS runs on any server, PC, laptop or netbook as well as on tablets or smartphones.
NubiS can collect continuous information from external devices like accelerometers, GPS devices, blood pressure meters and other biomedical devices. This information can be combined with survey data and used to prompt or ask questions to respondents. The NubiS system includes all the traditional modes of data collection like self-administered, face-to-face, and telephone interviewing.
NubiS surveys can be given in any language depending upon each survey respondent's preference in language. In the context of the UAS surveys are fielded in both English and Spanish.
To learn more about NubiS visit the NubiS web site.