Data, information, knowledge
- Data is the raw facts and figures, it can be presented in alphanumerical characters and also the data has no context or meaning.
- Information is something which is further than data because it has been given context and also has been given meaning which means it can be classed as information.
- Knowledge is how you apply information to the certain situation.
Types of data ....
Advantages - Source and collection method is known and verified, Exact amount of data can be collected.
Disadvantages - Not get a large amount of data, data may not be available due to location and time.
Advantages - Data is available from different locations and times, some analysis may already have been completed.
Disadvantages - Some bias on the data, may not be accurate