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Some of the ways of gathering information

Some of the ways of gathering information

Presented in SamMedia

Farzad Ghanei

January 20, 2015

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  1. Data vs. Information • Data: Product of observations • Information:

    Processed data • Organized and structure information is required for decision making
  2. "Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones,

    so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science." -- Henri Poincaré
  3. Negative impacts on decisions • Incorrect information • Information overload

    • Bias (cognitive inertia, personal preference, repetition, ...)
  4. Data • Fact (Can’t argue with) • Observation (to be

    analyzed) • Noise (to be ignored)
  5. • Well known references (reputation) • Enough of them (pros/cons)

    (adequacy) • Reasoning • Intentions Suggestions
  6. • Find good resources (will lead to others) • Know

    them well • Understand the topic (+ pros/cons, + comparison), Reason about it • Avoid bias Suggestions
  7. Gray Area • No definite solution • Not enough information

    • Controversial topics • Is always there, and will be