Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference, Naples, Florida, June 4 – 7, 2007
that do not exist in the database are stored in a separate area for additional review, ensuring data accuracy. All records must be reviewed prior to final approval to the database, and analysts are required to toggle a box indicating they have conducted the final review. These procedures help guarantee that data loaded to the database are accurate and reliable.
This database provides the opportunity for data entry and evaluation to occur “real time”. Results from a study can be accessed as the project is ongoing, allowing for changes and/or additional data collection should unanticipated issues arise. Staff time will be greatly reduced as the need for data entry and/or reformatting has been eliminated, as well as the potential for transcription errors.
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