What is data?, What is information?
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.
Observation of people, activities or event
Face to face interviews
Test or examination scores, etc.
Data processing is the collection and manipulation of items of data to produce meaningful information. Data processing is the process of manipulation data to generate information. Data processing methods are techniques used to process/sort different types of data.