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i am currently sat at a higher level of information systems and have come across a question i am not sure of.

Explain the difference between information and knowledge?

i am not sure how to explain these could anyone help me
 

shroob

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Not a teacher only a student

I remember doing A Level I.C.T. where we were told the difference is:

Information = Data that has been processed to be useful.
Knowledge = Application of data and information.

An example I remember was :
2, 1, 3, 2, 3, 3, 4. This is meaningless, just raw data.
However when I was told some information, that they were actually the temperature forecast in degrees celcius for my city, the data becomes meaningful (Information). If I combine the data and information, it becomes knowledge, for example I know it will be cold outside, therefore I will put on my coat.

Data: 2, 1, 3, 2, 3, 3, 4
Information: Temperature in degrees celcius for my city
Knowledge: It will be cold, therefore I should put on extra clothes.

I hope this helps, as you're doing information systems (sounds like IT to me), I think they are the definitions you are looking for.
 

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I agree- knowledge has a degree of understanding that information doesn't.
 
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