PC SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM ALCOHOL-RELATED COMPLEX SURVEY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,937.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14021
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Analysis & Simulation Inc
172 Holtz Rd, 1 American Pk, Buffalo, NY, 14225
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Norman Morse
(716) 632-4932
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS EFFORT IS TO PROVIDE A SOFTWARE SYSTEM WHEREBY NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA) ANALYSTS CAN GENERATE NATIONAL ALCOHOL-RELATED ESTIMATES AND ASSOCIATED STANDARD ERRORS BASED ON SURVEYS WITH COMPLEX DESIGNS. THE ANTICIPATED ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM ALCOHOL-RELATED COMPLEX SURVEY (ADARCS) SYSTEM WOULD IMPROVE ON THE EXISTING ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY BY BEING PC IMPLEMENTED, BY EXPLOITING GENERAL STATISTICAL SOFTWARE PACKAGES WHERE THEY APPEAR ADVANTAGEOUS, AND BY PROVIDING MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. PHASE I CONSISTS OF FOUR MAIN TASKS: (1) IDENTIFICATION OF THE NIAAA PROBLEM CONTEXT FOR WHICH THE ADARCS SYSTEM IS TO BE DESIGNED, AND DETERMINATION OF SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES AND FUNCTIONAL FLOW; (2) DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN CONCEPT, SPECIFYING THE ANALYSIS APPROACHES TO BE USED AND MAJOR INTERNAL FUNCTIONS NECESSARYFOR PROVISION OF MAJOR SYSTEM FEATURES; (3) IMPLEMENTATION ASSESSMENT, BASED ON SYSTEM INTEGRATION CONSIDERATIONS AND FEATURES OF THE USE ENVIRONMENT; AND (4) USE DEMONSTRATION, BASED ON A PROTOTYPE WITH FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES SELECTED TO SHOW THE TRANSFER OF CURRENT CAPABILITIES TO THE PC ENVIRONMENT. SUCCESSFUL PHASE I COMPLETION WOULD ESTABLISH CONFIDENCE IN ADARCS' SYSTEM FEASIBILITY AND ENABLE FORMULATION OF A DETAILED PHASE II PLAN FOR FULL DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL ADARCS SYSTEM.

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