What is data and what are the effects of innaccurate data

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  • Created by: james
  • Created on: 14-11-10 19:45

Data Summary

Is what is input into a computer:

    • Text
    • Numbers
    • Images
    • Video
    • Sound Sensors
    • Commands

  • Data has no meaning in itself
  • Computers can process data and turn it into information
  • Good quality data produces good quality information

(GOGO (Garbage in, garbage out))


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Types of Research

Primary Research - Problems

  • Human error
  • Faulty equipment
  • Enter data incorrectly


Secondary Research - Problems

  • Data may be out of date
  • Don't know where the data has come from
  • Lies/Faults
  • Biast


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