ICT - Topic 1

Regards encoding, problems and benefits as well as reliance on value judgements. Data, information and knowledge

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  • Created on: 07-04-12 09:22

Topic 1

Data - numbers, words, images and sound - details that are meaningless as they lack relevance. Raw facts and figures. Arises from: surveys, output of a management informatio system, transactions, results of an experiment or automatic measurement of environmental quantitites.

Information - comes from the processing of data - it has been converted to give it meaning and it is organised in some way.

Knowledge - how to interpret and apply informaton by applying rules. Decisions can be made on the information recieved

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