From A for AGF Videoforschung to Z for zapping, the most important technical terms in video research are explained here.


The census is a population census conducted by the Statistical Offices of the German federal government and states that is meant to provide the most exact possible snapshot of basic data on the population, occupations and residential situation. The 2011 Census reflected the first Germany-wide census since reunification. It is said to be register-based because government data was used for this purpose. The census is conducted every 10 years; due to the pandemic, the last census took place in 2022.

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