1.1 Data

Jeffril Salazar
"After identifying the research objective we need now to collect information. Data or information is important because it will give us answers in our questions, so we can formulate conclusions."


Data is a collection of facts, such as values or measurements.
It can be numbers, words, measurements, observations or even just descriptions of things.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/images/data-table.gif -link for the image
http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/data.html -link for the data description

additional example
external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRC1WrKNPtqmiHqHtHbHRwcTgJHKpyewobkg7GihdTodUnunT1dwww.flikr.com
" factual information, especially information organized for analysis or used to reason or make decisions." www.freedictionary.com
Info we use to examine and help understand the thing we are trying to study. It gives us descriptions and outcomes to what we are looking at.
(I chose this photo bc it looks like the heavy odd data that's hard to understand on those computers where there crunching out the numbers. I chose the definition and referred to "thing" bc really we analyze just about thing now...from objects to people to numbers. That can named as our data.)

external image trend-graph.jpg This is a photo of a data trend, I chose this picture because trends are always important to take note of. Some examples are grades, hours of sleep, hours exercised, etc. Depending on the trend you can make adjustments and easily make note of a positive or negative change. (Dillon Hernandez)
http://www.bayforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/trend-graph.jpg (Link to photo)