Data and Information

1. What is meant by coding data?

  • a way of making sure data is accurate
  • a code is used to represent the data to allow processing to be more effective and to produce more useful information for the user.
  • storing data in code
  • putting the data into an appropriate binary code
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2. What is meant by the term encoding data?

  • making data relevant to the user
  • a way of processing data efficiently
  • putting data into an appropriate binary code
  • processing data

3. What is data?

  • up to date
  • binary code
  • raw facts and figures
  • accurate

4. State one other reason codes are used:

  • they are usually shorter and quicker to enter
  • its accurate
  • whole numbers are easier to see
  • a poor data source leads to poor information

5. Define Indirect data capture:

  • the collection of data as a by product from another process
  • accurate
  • raw facts and figures
  • the collection of data for a particular purpose

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