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# What Is Data?

### What Is Data?

Data is another word for information. It can tell you about trends.

This is an example of data

Note that this data has been made up specifically for this lesson. It is not real data from the real world.

According to this data, January in the UK generally got ___________ from 2010-2018.

A) warmer B) colder

So this data shows that January generally got warmer over time

This is called a **trend**.

This is another example of data

This data has also been made up specifically for this lesson. It is not real data from the real world.

How many people in total were asked about their preferred kind of breakfast?

True or false? *All 4 age groups generally preferred the same kind of breakfast.*

Does this data show a trend? Answer yes or no.

So this data does show a trend. It shows that most people under the age of 50 prefer ______________ for breakfast.

A) toast and jam B) porridge

This is yet another example of data

This data has also been made up specifically for this lesson. It is not real data from the real world.

How many cars travel down The Highway on average on a Tuesday?

How many cars travel down The Highway on average on a Saturday?

Does this data show a trend? Answer yes or no.

This data shows the trend that ___________ cars travel down The Highway during the week compared to the weekend.

A) more B) fewer

So you can gather **data** by asking people questions, measuring things, counting things etc. Data is another word for ____________.

Summary!

Data is another word for *information*

Data can take many different forms

You can gather data in different ways

For example, you can ask people questions, measure things or count things.

Data can be used to find *trends*

For example, your data might show you the trend that there are more cars on the roads Monday-Friday compared to the weekend.