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9IPT: Manual Analysing

posted May 23, 2011, 2:06 PM by Eddie Woo
People have needed to analyse data since the beginning of human society - not just with the rise and spread of computer-based information systems. Therefore, non-computer-based methods of analysing are prolific.

Complete these tasks in relation to the data source you have been given:
  1. Identify the data contained within it.
  2. Describe examples of information that people would typically gain from it.
  3. Outline and evaluate how the data has already been analysed, and what features have been included in the data source to aid further analysis.
  4. Identify as many CB alternatives to your NCB data source as possible.
  5. Compare and contrast your NCB data source with multiple CB alternatives. In particular, distinguish between the major advantages and disadvantages of each.
  6. Hence, critically evaluate the NCB or the CB version of your data source as to which should continue if society could only keep one of them.