data The information collected during an experiment is called data. Data is the information gathered during an experiment. The information gathered during the experiment can also be called observations.
Information that is collected during the experiment is called data. There are two types of data: qualitative data and quantitative data. Qualitative data is observations about an objects appearance, feel, etc. Quantitative observations are measurements or numerical observation.
Data that is collected may have been collected previously for some reason, or it might have been collected recently. Data is usually collected to show statistics or information about something specific.