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Data Logging 02
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Data Logging 02

See how much you know about data logging in this enjoyable KS3 ICT quiz. A data logger is an electronic device that records data over time or in relation to location either with a built in instrument or sensor, or via external instruments and sensors. The time between the moments that the data logger records the data it is collecting is called the logging interval. The logging interval varies and depends on what data you want to collect and the purpose for which it is collected. An example of this would be measuring the temperature changes in an environment over the course of a day. Taking readings every second would result in a lot of data. Taking readings once every hour would not give a smooth curve. Also, if one reading was somehow inaccurate, it would have a greater effect on the results. Taking a reading every ten minutes would therefore be more suitable.

Data logging has several important advantages.

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If the logging period is long, a datalogger will not lose concentration, unlike a person. It will reliably take a reading at the exact moment it is supposed to, a person may be a little in advance or late. When the logging interval is very short, e.g. one tenth of a second, it would be impossible for a person to note the results. With a data logger, that is not a problem.

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  1. Data logging takes place over a length of time called a .......
    A data logger has a built-in timer
  2. The logging period should be ....... to collect enough data.
    The time period has to be appropriate for the situation
  3. The time gap between measurements is called the .......
    Also called the sampling interval
  4. The logging interval of a clinical thermometer might be .......
    It depends upon what is sensible in the circumstances, but checking a person's temperature every hour should be good enough to check if they are getting better or worse
  5. The logging interval of a car braking system might be .......
    Car brakes are usually applied for just a few seconds
  6. Data logging is useful in locations .......
    In other words, where it is difficult for people to work or live
  7. Data logging is useful because .......
    Automatic data loggers mean people can do other jobs while the data is being collected
  8. Automatic data loggers are more accurate than people .......
    When the logging interval is less than a few seconds, it can be quite hard or even impossible for people to record data accurately
  9. Which is not an advantage of data logging?
    Data loggers only need to be connected to a computer when someone wants to process the data
  10. Which is the best description of data logging?
    A data logger does not usually process the data, that is normally done by software on a computer

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