Collecting – the process by which data is captured or entered into a computer system, including:
– deciding what data is required
– how it is sourced
– how it is encoded for entry into the system

Hardware used for collection

Software used for collection

Non-computer procedures in collecting
– literature searches
– surveys and interviews
– form design for data collection
– manual recording of events
– existing non-computer data

Social and ethical issues in collecting
– bias in the choice of what and where to collect data
– accuracy of the collected data
– copyright and acknowledgment of source data when collecting
– the rights to privacy of individuals on whom data is collected
– ergonomic issues for participants entering large volumes of data into an information system