National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center
Working with Computers: To engage in a pastime similar to banging one's head against a wall, but with fewer opportunities for reward.
When collecting data, you need to have an idea of how the data you collect will be stored (usually on a computer) and how someone may use the collected data to analyze it. We've provided you with a few basics to help get you started. Take the time to review these principles.
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"A database is a collection of records stored in the computer in a systematic way, so that a computer program can consult it to answer questions"
(See www.wikipedia.org - entry "database").