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Interviewer  (INTERVIEWER)

Persons who answer questions in a census or survey are called respondents 1 or informants 1. Persons who collect the information are called interviewers 2, field workers 2 or enumerators 2, the last term being occasionally reserved for persons collecting information in a census. Enumerators generally work under the control of supervisors 3 (cf, 355. 3) or inspectors 3. General censuses are usually taken by the statistical departments 4 of the individual countries.

  • 4. In the United States of America the office responsible for the census is called the Bureau of the Census; in England and Wales it is the General Register Office, in Scotland the General Registry Office; both are headed by a Registrar General.