Explore BrainMass

Organizational Knowledge: Data & Information

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Several of these themes will come up again in later modules in this course. But by way of introduction to the subject, let's take a look at some views of how knowledge works (these are the required readings).

Leonard, D., & Swap, W. (2005). The Knowledge Coach. HBS Working Knowledge. Retrieved from: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/4562.html

Levinson, M. (2007). Knowledge Management Definition and Solutions. Retrieved from: http://www.cio.com/article/print/40343

Wiig, K.M. (N.D.) On The Management of Knowledge. The Wiig Group. Retrieved from http://www.km-forum.org/wiig.htm

For this case assignment (1) read through the three articles then (2) select any one IS theory listed at:


Read about that theory in-depth, then write a 3-4 page essay that discusses how data, information and knowledge are applicable in the context of that theory, or vise-versa. Be sure your discussion demonstrates that you understand the meanings and differences between data, information and knowledge. In your discussion give a real-world example of data, knowledge and information in the context of your theory and provide some commentary on that scenario as to what was done right, what could be better to achieve a better outcome.

I am completly lost on this subject with the whole theory thing, any help would be great with this.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 9:29 pm ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Step 1
The theory selected is diffusion of innovations theory. The diffusion of innovation theory is concentrated on the conditions which increase or decrease the chances that a new product or idea will be adapted by members of a given culture. People are perceived as having different degrees of willingness to adopt innovations. The theory says that the population adopting an innovation is approximately normally distributed over time.

Step 2
Data is considered to be raw; it simply exists and has not significance beyond its existence. For example, the area from which a river passes is data. On the other hand information is data that has been given a meaning by way of relational connection. For example, the photograph of the river passing through the area is information. The photos of the river can be shown to people or can be transmitted to others so that they can see it and analyze it. Finally, knowledge is what people know. If a person creates the map of the river, it helps a person identify where different land marks are located. Information that is memorized so that it is useful is knowledge. Knowledge is stored in a brain because the brain connects it together and uses knowledge to make decisions.

Step 3
When we consider the diffusion of innovations theory the first element that is considered is the characteristics of an innovation which may influence the innovation. The characteristics have data which is transmitted in the form of information to the prospective adopters. The next element is the decision ...

Solution Summary

This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of how knowledge works. The response also contains the sources used.

Similar Posting

Evaluate and present - Please don't signed out my work if you don't plan to work on it.

Present a PowerPoint arguing if and why the knowledge level and skill sets of information technology (IS) and IS professionals, such as database administrators (DBAs), should be compatible with researchers and archivist analysts. Your audience consists of DBAs at a financial services company. In your presentation, please make sure you address the following:

1. Assess the importance of quality organizational data (e.g., documentation, user training manual, policies, and feedback).

2. Evaluate information system (IS) planning processes and the necessary knowledge level and critical thinking abilities IS researchers and analysts need to best recognize patterns in the various data.

3. Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as "speaker notes" for each slide. Speaker note, animation and transition are required.

4. Support your presentation at least five (5) peer reviewed journal articles and the attached article. These articles must and repeat must be peer reviewed as my company will accept only peer review documents.

5. Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style.

Length: 12-13 slides (with a separate reference slide).
Notes: 75-100 words for each slide.

If you are not too good with PowerPoint don't worry. As long as your content is good I can rework the PowerPoint.

The work must meet graduate level work

View Full Posting Details