Data processing I

Computer Science JSS1 Second Term


Data processing I

Performance Objectives

The student should be able to:

      1. Define data processing.        


Definition of Data Processing 

Data processing is the process of producing meaningful information by collecting all items of data together and performing operations on them to extract information. Data processing can also be described as a series of actions or operations that convert or manipulate data into useful information. Data processing involves the systematic recording, calculation, selection and combination of data to obtain facts and disseminate facts in relation to events in our everyday life. Data can be processed using machines like the calculator or computer. Data processing can involve calculating, sorting, editing etc. 

Data Processing Cycle

Data processing cycle is the sequence of stages or events in processing data. They include:

1. Data gathering

2. Data collection

3.  Input stage

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