Data and Information

Computer Science SSS1 First Term

Data and Information

Week 3 & 4

Performance Objective

The student should able to

  1. Define data and information
  2. Identify a computer as an electronic machine



Data are raw facts and figures without any added interpretation. Data can be defined as a representation of facts or concepts in a formalized manner that should be suited for interpretation or processing by a human or electronic machine. Examples of data include:

  • Symbols: $, @, &, /, # etc.
  • Figures/Numbers: 1, 2, 34, 0.12 2 etc.
  • Alphabets: A-Z or a-z
  • Words: Tunde, Facts,.... View More

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