Data, Information and Knowledge

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Define data and give an example
Raw facts and figures, on their own they have no meaning. An example of this are the numbers 9.59, 10.31 and 9.97.
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Define information and use an example
Data processed by the computer, it has context making it meaningful. An example of this is that the numbers 9.59, 10.31 and 9.97 are a men's 100m final race times.
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Define Knowledge and give an appropriate example
Knowledge is information that has had rules applied to it. An example of this is that due to the numbers 9.59, 10.31 and 9.97 being race times, then the smallest number is the winner of the race
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Name 4 data types
Boolean - One of two values (True/False), Integer - Only whole numbers, Real - Decimal numbers (Currency), Text/String - Alphanumeric characters
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Name 3 advantages of coded data
Saves memory, faster to type in, less transcription errors, greater consistency
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Disadvantages of coded data
Value judgements - Different categories (Small, Medium, Tall)
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Define Coarsen
To make less accurate/make worse
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Data processed by the computer, it has context making it meaningful. An example of this is that the numbers 9.59, 10.31 and 9.97 are a men's 100m final race times.

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Define Knowledge and give an appropriate example

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Name 4 data types

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Name 3 advantages of coded data

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