Concept and need for information, Operation Research

CONCEPT AND NEED FOR INFORMATION:

We shall look at the meaning, of information as also the meaning of other related words such as data, facts, intelligence, advice, knowledge and wisdom. Although often these words are often used synonymously, each one is different from the other in meaning. and use. Some of them are explained here with examples with special reference to library and information science. 

Information emanates from all human activities and achievements; both individuals and corporate bodies are involved in the creation of information for some purpose or the other. Research and Development activities, for instance, generate new information which, in turn, is used as a basis for bringing forth more information. Some organisations are entrusted with the task of collecting and organising statistical information through census and surveys. A state with its organs of executive, legislature; judiciary, business and industry generates vast amount of information and contributes substantially to its growth. 

We shall also study in this Unit why information gets generated at all. This is explained by taking typical examples of information needs of a wide cross-section of people; viz., students, teachers, medical and legal practitioners, engineers, technologists, business managers, industrialists, government officials, legislators, research workers, and other specialist groups.  

Posted Date: 10/25/2012 1:25:45 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Concept and need for information, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Concept and need for information, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Concept and need for information Discussions

Write discussion on Concept and need for information
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Operation research is only a Tool of Analysis and Not the Complete Decision making Process: It should always be kept in mind that O. R alone cannot make the final decision . it

how to solve simplex method in LPP?


Operations Research uses the methods of science to understand and explain the phenomena of operating systems. It devises the theories( models ) to explain these phenomena

The action phase consists of making recommendations for remedial action to those who first posed the problem and who control the operations directly. These recommendatio


Ask question #Minimum 100 words what can engineer planner do in métallurgie accepted#

Construct a two-variable LP model that: · Maximizes Z; · All coefficients in the objective function are greater than 500; · Includes at least 5 constraints;

Research Methodology 1. Discuss how the research will be executed to achieve the proposed research objectives. The methodology should be based on the methods that are used in

Six Operators are to be assigned to five jobs with the cost of assignment in Rs. given in the matrix below. Determine the optimal assignment. Which operator will have no assignment