List of the Important Terms of Business Research Methods by Blumberg & Cooper, 2014 edition, donated to WorldSupporter
A population element = the unit of study - the individual participant or object on which the measurement is taken.
A population = the total collection of elements about which some conclusion is to be drawn.
A census = a count of all the elements in a population. The listing of all population elements from which the sample will be drawn is called the sample frame.