Data and Information

Computer-Studies

DATA AND INFORMATION

What is data?, What is information?

Data

Data refers to raw facts yet to be processed. It is a fact, number or text that can be processed by a computer. Data has no meaning to the user unless processed to get meaningful information.

Source of data

Data can be obtained by any one or more of the following methods.

Counting
Observation of people, activities or event
Questionnaires result
Face to face interviews
Form filling
Test or examination scores, etc.