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# Give five examples of data that you can collect from your day to day life.

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Hint: Here, we have to give five examples of data that we can collect from our day to day life. We will write any example where we can gather numerical data. It can be the number of students, number of hours, etc.

Data refers to small pieces of information that can be stored. It helps in understanding various problems. Information about something can be obtained by using the data collected from various sources.
The following are some examples of primary and secondary data that we can collect in your day to day life.
1) The number of students present in the class.
For example: 32 students present on day 1, 35 students present on day 2, etc.
2) The average temperature, according to a weather report, on different days at a particular time.
For example: 45 degrees Celsius at 5 pm on day 1, 55 degrees Celsius at 5 pm on day 2, etc.
3) The number of students who like a particular food.
For example: Out of 20 students, 10 students like Pizza, 5 students like burgers, and 5 students like both pizzas and burgers.
4) The number of hours we spend on daily activities.
For example: 8 hours for sleeping, 4 hours for studying, 2 hours for playing, etc.
5) The number of siblings of your classmates.
For example: Out of 20 students, 6 students have no siblings, 11 students have one sibling, 2 students have two siblings, and one student has three siblings.

Note: We will try to give the examples of data that we can collect easily. We will not write examples of data that are hard to collect in our day to day life, for example, the number of dogs in an airport in America. Collection of data is therefore, a very important task. The purpose of data collection is to collect proofs to get a clear solution to a problem.
There are two sources of data collection – Primary Data and Secondary Data.
Primary data refers to the data that is first hand. It is collected by the researchers themselves. For example: Collecting data from your classmates to know about their favourite food is primary data collection.
Secondary data refers to the data that is already processed and stored by another agency. It is published data. For example: The results of the Census provided by the Government of India is secondary data for anyone else who uses it.