Is the availability of more data always helpful in the production of…
Is the availability of more data always helpful in the production of knowledge?
Ways of knowing
Reason: based on data
Faith: Based on belief
Intuition: based on our inner knowing
The amount of data is not the problem with overload and credibility, it's the selection of the data. = find better selection methods
Knowledge is always based on data, otherwise it is not 'knowledge' but 'belief'. More data means better proof
Areas of knowledge
To be clarified
How to define: Availability, data, more,always,helpful,production, knowledge?
How can we determine what is 'more' without knowing what is 'less'?
Is 'availability' a subjective or an objective concept?
Can knowledge be produced without data?
Is knowledge not based on data considered to be knowledge or belief?
Is available data also accessible data?
How can 'helpfulness' be measured?
How do we measure the quality of data?
What is data?
How do we measure the quantity of data?
If you don't have access to available data, can you still produce knowledge? (i.e when your financial or technical resources are limited)?
Religion lacks data but despite that religious people 'know' things
You can have access to available data, but not have the understanding to turn them into knowledge= lack of education
Real life examples
Data overload in research phase of an extended essay. Not helpful because it demotivated me and slowed me down
Personal project: Lots of data but not from credible sources. The amount of data doesn't matter if the quality is bad.