October 26, 2016

Implementation

Data model for the ASDB

The collected questionnaire items and associated scale structures formed the basis for the database model. The model first had to account for different induction methods (including dosage, setting, mode of administration etc.). Second, as research articles report questionnaire data in different formats, the database was required to capture data reported on scale, subscale or item level as well as on group or individual subject level.

A relational MySQL database was implemented to integrate the relevant data as shown by the data model in the figure. It allows for storing information on the questionnaires, their scales and items as well as the relevant information of experiments in which those questionnaires were applied. Using PHP and JavaScript an interface was built between the functionality of the front end and the database.

 

Data model for the ASDB