Data Storage and Retrieval System for a Mosquito Repellent Test Program.
Interim rept. 1972-1977,
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CA
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A computer data management system, Remote File Management System RFMS, has been used to aid in storage and retrieval of mosquito repellant data collected as a part of an insect repellent research program. The text covers three areas of program development 1 initial organization of the data to define the problem, 2 definition of the data base and coding forms for computer keypunching, and 3 preliminary results from data anlaysis. Three findings concerning repellent protection time against mosquitoes illustrate the use of the data base 1 no seasonal variation was observed in protection times, 2 no variation was observed among the protection times measured on each of the four application sites used in the four-site test method, and 3 no difference was found between the protection times determined by using the four-site or the two-site methods for repellent testing. RFMS provides a historical reference in a systematic format but lacks the capability for cross-correlation. The storage of data should continue and the present systems should be converted to another in which cross-correlation of variables can be carried out internally. Author
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