3.1 - Data vs. Information

Exam Board:

OCR

Specification:

2016 - Unit 2 

The terms 'data' and 'information' are often used interchangeably but they do not mean the same thing.

The term 'data' refers to unprocessed facts or statistics that have no context.

For example, 53% is data - it is a statistic that has no context.

The term 'information' refers to data that has been processed, organised and structured into context.

For example, 53% of pumpkin stock was sold in 2019 is information - it is data that has been given context (meaning).

Data

Processing

Information

Questo's Questions

3.1 - Data vs. Information:

1. Describe, using examples, the difference between data and information. [4]

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