SELECTION BIAS

Statistical bias in which there is an error in choosing the individuals or groups to take part in a scientific study. Most often refers to the distortion of a statistical analysis, resulting from the method of collecting samples. If bias is not taken into account then any conclusions drawn may be wrong.

SELECTION BIAS: "Selection bias may cause study results to be skewed."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTION BIAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selection-bias/ (accessed October 20, 2021).
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