Census preparatory activities : Preparation of census documents
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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A census is a huge operation that requires several documents for managing effectively and efficiently. These documents usually include census questionnaires or forms, instruction manuals, and other census forms.The census documents facilitate the census operations by providing the necessary guidance as to how to manage; supervise; control and check on the quality of census data collected; recruit and train the staff; go about the census data collection; convince and win the confidence of the respondents; and; publicize and educate the public on the objectives and uses of census data. Moreover, the census documents elaborate on the behavior of the field staff in dealing with the respondents- ensure the confidentiality of the data collected in the census; give guidance in editing, coding, processing and evaluating the data collected; and disseminating the results.