Data and Information

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What is data?
raw facts and figures
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What is Information?
data which has been processed to give it context and meaning
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Define Indirect data capture:
the collection of data as a by product from another process
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Define Direct data capture:
the collection of data for a particular purpose
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What is meant by the term encoding data?
putting data into an appropriate binary code
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What is meant by coding data?
a code is used to represent the data to allow processing to be more effective and to produce more useful information for the user.
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State One reason codes are used:
they are often easy to remember
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State one other reason codes are used:
they are usually shorter and quicker to enter
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What is Information?

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data which has been processed to give it context and meaning

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Define Indirect data capture:

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Define Direct data capture:

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What is meant by the term encoding data?

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