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COMPLETE COVERAGE

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Definition:
A survey (or census) should be called complete if virtually all of the units in the population under study are covered.

Source Publication:
Statistical Policy Working Paper 4 - Glossary of Nonsampling Error Terms: An Illustration of a Semantic Problem in Statistics, United States Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, 1978.

Cross References:
Census

Hyperlink:
http://www.fcsm.gov/working-papers/sw4.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Friday, July 26, 2002

Last updated on Monday, March 03, 2003