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  • Module ICT1-01 - Knowledge, Information and Data

    This topic examines the definitions of what we understand by the terms knowledge, information and data and how they are used within the context of ICT. It also looks at where the data comes from and how it can be coded to save space. The module is split into a number of sections which are intended to be used for reading prior to attempting the assessment questions provided. Additional items of research are provided to give background information from other sources such as books and related Internet sites.

    Specification: 10.1 Knowledge, information and data

    • Understand the distinction between knowledge, information and data.
    • Information has context and its meaning is determined by the context.
    • Understand that nature of data: recorded facts, events or transactions.
    • Understand the different ways in which data can arise: (direct capture or as a by-product of another operation).
    • Describe the effect of the quality of the data source on the information produced.
    • Understand the need to encode information as data.
    • Understand the problems associated with the coding of value judgements.

      Module Content:

      1. Knowledge Information and Data - Notes
      2. Processing Data - Notes
      3. Sources \ Quality of Data - Notes
      4. Encoding Data - Notes
      5. Questions

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