Population Data Sources: Census, Vital Statistics & Surveys Video


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What is the census?

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1. How often does the United Nations recommend that a census be conducted?

2. What do statisticians call birth, death, marriage, and divorce?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the collection of population data. Make sure that you're familiar with the terms census and sample survey to excel on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of the census
  • How often the census is conducted
  • The definition of sample survey

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sources of population data
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sample survey and census
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the users of population data information

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson entitled Population Data Sources: Census, Vital Statistics & Surveys. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how vital statistics are collected
  • Find out how the census process works
  • Understand the importance of sample surveys