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La encuesta como técnica de investigación: Elaboración de cuestionarios y tratamiento estadístico de los datos (II)

Atención primaria: Publicación oficial de la Sociedad Española de Familia y Comunitaria, ISSN 0212-6567, Vol. 31, Nº. 9, 2003, pags. 592-600 01/2003; DOI:10.1157/13048140
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