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Explain what does the term ‘Data Logging’ means

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The automatic or manual capture and storage of data for use at some time in the future

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If you are planning to carry out a data logging experiment, what sorts of decisions will you need to think about before you begin?

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1) what type of data am I collecting

2) what form do I wan to pressent it in

3) how will i collect it (i.e. what sensors will I use)

4) what type of data collection method shall I use (i.e. manual, automatic or remote)

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Explain in your own words the differences between:

  • manual data logging
  • automated data logging
  • remote data logging
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manual data logging:

automated data logging:

remote data logging:

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Give two situations where automatic data logging equipment could be used to record data over a long period of time

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Identify the reasons why it might be better to use automatic data logging rather than manual data logging.

Are there any disadvantages when doing this?

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Give four examples of different types of sensors and state where they might be used.

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Explain why an analogue-to-digital converter is needed to transform the data collected by the sensors.

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A water company uses a sensor to detect the acidity of the water in its reservoirs. Describe what happens to the data from the sensors.

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