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ERIC Number: ED085878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-31
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Parent Child Center Management Information System. System Documentation: Vol. I, Documentation of System Requirements and Information Flow.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The objectives of this volume are to present the National Data Coordinator with an overview of the document input-output relationships, explain data validation and processing procedures required to produce the Quarterly Management Reports from input documents submitted by the Parent Child Centers (PCC's), and to specify system resource requirements and distribution and file maintenance procedures for the entire Management Information System. It presents the Input Quarterly Reports that are required for each of the Output Quarterly Management Reports, and a detailed set of strictly sequenced validation procedures to be used in "cleaning" the input data as it arrives. It specifies the steps to be followed in transcribing key data elements from the input reports to interim worksheets and in performing a series of calculations to transform the input data into the information required for Output Quarterly Management Reports. Presented are details of the personnel and material resources required to operate the system presently at local and national levels, as well as the basic file maintenance procedures for storing and retrieving input documents. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Data Collection, Data Processing, Decision Making, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Parent Child Relationship, Recordkeeping, Systems Approach, Tables (Data)
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Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.