DATA VS INFORMATION
Most times, people mistaken data for information and information for data. In the actual sense, data and information are two different things that needs not to be misinterpreted. Data on its original state constitutes nuisance and in most cases make no meaning. Data in every aspect needs manipulation either by mechanic means or by electronic means. Therefore, let us consider data in full as it opposes information.
TYPES OF DATA
TEXT OR CHARACTER DATA: These are symbols, signs, texts, etc either numeric or alphabetic.
AUDIO OR SOUND DATA: As the name implies, it is a vocal or voice data
VIDEO DATA: Are visual data. These type of data may contain all the other forms of data including audio, text and images. Video implies picture and text in motion.
IMAGE DATA: Are picture data. They include still images.
Let us again consider type of information.
HARDCOPY INFORMATION: are printed information either on a paper, board or plate.
SOFT-COPY INFORMATION: are those information you read from your monitor and phone screens. They are not printed but can be read efficiently from your display screen through the computer or mobile phone.
I believe this helps.
The best and simplest way to define the two is as follows:
Data are just raw facts.
Information is processed data.
A good example would be a research. In a research you gather Data first. This can be achieved by means of questionnaires and other means.
After collecting the data, you then use an application Like SPSS to analyze the data and produce human understandable information
I hope this helps
Nice Contribution, Coldsie.
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