Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Do you the difference between ‘Data’ and ‘Information’.?
Both Information and Data are types of knowledge that we use to understand things.
Information is the knowledge we obtain from investigation or communication.
For example: If you want to join gym during your holidays, you will collect the information about their timings, fees and their rules of conduct.
Data is the reliable information which is based on observation and record keeping.
For example; Scientists collect data before making new observations or experiments.
Data can exist in a variety of forms -- as numbers or text on pieces of paper, or as facts stored in a person's mind.
In the electronic world, Data exists as bits and bytes stored in electronic memory.
Strictly speaking, data is the plural of datum, a single piece of information. In practice, however, people use data as both the singular and plural form of the word.