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Recommendations for Census Form Design

Jan Beise
3. Questionnaire preparation
By Top Image Systems, Ltd., 2008.

The design of the census forms is an imperative issue that should be addresses in advance. The form design has a major impact on the results of the census’ data capture phase. In case that the forms are not properly designed, the people who fill in the census forms will encounter problems during the filling phase, will have a low response to meet the predefined criteria, and produce a high rate of errors. At the same time, the data capture platform will encounter problem in the recognition phases. This document describes shortly different aspects that should be addresses in respect to census form design.

[This document is produced by a private company. The article serves purely an informational purpose. The inclusion of this article in the knowledge base should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNSD]


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