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Census survey

Surveys conducted on the full set of observation objects belonging to a given population or universe
Source Definition
United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) and Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). "Terminology on Statistical Metadata". Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53. New York: United Nations, 2000.

Recensements démographiques

Recensements menés auprès de l’ensemble des membres d’une population ou d’une sphère données.
Source de la définition
Commission de statistique des Nations Unies (UNSC) et Commission économique pour l’Europe (ECE),  Terminology on Statistical Metadata ». Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53. New York, 2000.

Encuestas censales

Encuestas administradas respecto de la totalidad de los objetos de observación pertenecientes a una población o universo determinado.
Fuente(s) de la definición
Comisión de Estadística de las Naciones Unidas (CENU) y Comisión Económica para Europa (CEE). ""Terminología sobre metadatos estadísticos"". Conferencia de estadísticos europeos - estándares y estudios estadísticos, No. 53. Nueva York: Naciones Unidas, 2000.