RELOOKING SPSS THROUGH HERBASOFT (A TAILOR MADE APPLICATION FOR HERBAL RESEARCH)
Keywords:Data, Data Management, SPSS, Databases, Herbal Research, Universal Data Access, and Robust Application
Technological change is an accelerating process. The more technology there is, the even greater are the possibilities for new combinations and advances, and for positive feedback loops between science (and knowledge, in general) and technology. In any kind of research, what we are mostly concerned is DATA. Data when processed yields Information. Proper Data Management is required not only for the present analysis, but also for future predictions. Therefore, an analytical tool should have provisions for keeping the data permanently. Today, several software’s are available with innumerable features when it comes to dealing with text, graphics, audio, and video. For example, SPSS, which is popularly known as ‘Statistical Package for Social Science’ mainly, finds its application for in-depth analysis. The software has got its own database to store various data. Various mathematical calculations can be performed so as to throw light on different aspects of study. Taking this concept a step further ahead, the effort is to develop customized software so that ‘Random Data Analysis’ as well as predictions becomes possible in various stages of project development. Herbal Research, as we all know, is a multidimensional field. Thus, a strategy can be adopted and that is the ‘Universal Data Access’ (UDA). The objective of UDA is to provide access to data irrespective of whether the data is stored in a relational database or a non-relational database i.e. in Cloud medium. In the world of application development, no matter how hard we try, errors creep into the application. The cause of errors may vary from logical discrepancies in the program to the unexpected mouse click or key press by the user. Hence, the need of the hour is to have a ‘Robust Application’ that can act as a bridge between the have and have-nots.
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