RECORDS ANALYSIS FOR PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND DEFINITION (RAPID). SYSTEM OVERVIEW. VERSION 3.2

RAPID is a man-computer interactive system currently being used in several areas to perform problem identification and definition of a variety of applications. These include the processing of highway accident, traffic citation and survey questionnaire records. RAPID provides the following capabilities directly to the user: 1. The capability to create a subset of the master data base according to any logical combination of information obtained from the records themselves. Variables to be included in the subset are specified directly by the user. 2. The capability to obtain labeled univariant frequency distributions for the variables chosen to be included in subsets created by capability 1. 3. The capability to obtain labeled histograms (graphs) of any frequency distribution produced by capability 2. 4. The capability to obtain labeled bivariant (crosstab) analyses for any of the variables in subsets produced by capability 1. 5. The capability to perform up to 8 levels of multivariant analyses for any subset produced by capability 1. 6. The capability to obtain a correlation table for all combinations of the variables in a subset produced by capability 1. 7. The capability to find "high accident locations" according to user specified criteria. (A "location" is specified by road code (s) and/or mileposts.) 8. The capability to obtain the reports specified by capabilities 2 through 6 for any or all of the high accident locations. 9. The capability to obtain abbreviated univariant distribution for the variables included in the "high accident location" subset. 10. The capability to create a logically restricted subset from any previously created subset produced by capability 1. 11. The capability to integrate demographic information and thereby establish priorities among political subdivisions for various accident types. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Alabama Office of the Governor's Highway and Traffic Safety Coordinator.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Auburn University

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Auburn, AL  United States  36830
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D B
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 300-78-002-401-073
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM