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INST 201- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 37 pages long!)


Department
Information Studies
Course Code
INST 201
Professor
Jessica Vitak
Study Guide
Midterm

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UMD
INST 201
Midterm EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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INST201 Lecture 1: Characteristics of Information
Information is Situational
Information that is important today may not be important tomorrow
Information important to you might not be for someone else
Information is “Things”
Information is both organized data and the vessel that contains it.
This is the information pyramid
Data without meaning is not very useful
What does this mean?
1. 0110100000 01000110001
2. Zwccf ucskk
Data
Definition: Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.
Easily structured
Easily captured on machines
Often quantified
Easily transferred
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Information
Definition: Facts provided or learned about something or someone.
Requires unit of analysis
Need consensus on meaning
Human mediation needed
Harder to transfer
Knowledge
Definition: Facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education;
the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
Most difficult to transfer
Implicit vs. Tacit knowledge
Tacit knowledge (as opposed to formal, codified or explicit knowledge) is the kind of knowledge
that is difficult to transfer to another person by means of writing it down or verbalizing it.
Problems
Information Overload: One has so much information that it becomes difficult to set priorities or
make decisions.
The tyranny of choice
“Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of technology
confuses our minds.”
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