Collecting

 Students learn about
 Students learn to:
 collecting 
  • collecting the process by which data is captured or entered into a computer system, including:
    • deciding what data is required
    • how it is sourced
    • how it is encoded for entry into the system
  • hardware used for collection (See Course Specifications Document)
  • software used for collection (See Course Specifications Document)
  • non-computer procedures in collecting
    • literature searches
    • surveys and interviews
    • form design for data collection
    • manual recording of events
    • existing non-computer data
  • social and ethical issues in collecting
    • bias in the choice of what and where to collect data accuracy of the collected data
    • copyright and acknowledgment of source data when collecting
    • the rights to privacy of individuals on whom data is collected
    • ergonomic issues for participants entering large volumes of data into an information system

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  • for a given scenario, identify alternatives for data collection and choose the most appropriate one
  • use a range of hardware collection devices to collect different data types
  • describe the operation of a range of hardware collection devices
  • make predictions about new and emerging trends in data collection based on past practices
  • choose the most appropriate combination of hardware, software and/or non-computer tools to collect data from a given source
  • use the Internet to locate data for a given scenario
  • design forms that allow data to be accurately recorded and easily input into software applications
  • select and use appropriate communication skills to conduct interviews and surveys so that data can be accurately collected
  • identify existing data that can be collected for an information system for a given scenario
  • recognise personal bias and explain its impact on data collection
  • identify the privacy implications of particular situations and propose strategies to ensure they are respected
  • predict errors that might flow from data inaccurately collected predict issues when collecting data that might arise when it is subsequently analysed and processed
 
Annotations:
 
a) Some dot points have been moved to the Course Specifications Document in an attempt to maintain syllabus currency. Wherever this happens throughout the syllabus you will see the message: (See Course Specifications Document)
 
b) Minor changes have been made to original dot points to tighten and clarify definitions of terms and concepts and to remove ambiguities.
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