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A Comparison of Quality Issues for Data, Information, and Knowledge

A Comparison of Quality Issues for Data, Information, and Knowledge
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Author(s): Elizabeth M. Pierce (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), Beverly K. Kahn (Suffolk University, USA) and Helinä Melkas (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch015
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Most agree that although related, data, information and knowledge differ from each other. Given this distinction, it is logical to ask if there is also variation in how quality is defined, measured, and improved for these three concepts. In this paper, the definitions for data, information, and knowledge are compared and their quality characteristics are explored.

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