response bias


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response bias

systematic error due to differences in characteristics between those who choose or volunteer to take part in a study, and those who do not.

res·ponse bi·as

(rĕ-spons' bī'ăs)
Systematic error due to differences in characteristics between those who choose or volunteer to take part in a study and those who do not.
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It is important to understand that the term IRAP effect, or the concept of a response bias as used throughout the current report, should not be interpreted as a proxy for a mental construct or implicit attitude in a cognitive or social psychological sense.
It states "students were approached randomly to participate", however, in these face to face interviews, it does not mention how interviewer and acquiescence biases were reduced and whether anonymity was ensured to limit response bias.
2009) correlates' true suggest that both distribution; non- surveys are liable to response directly non- response bias as associated with the participants in the outcome (e.
We hypothesize that if self-referencing enables deeper processing (Craik & Lockhart, 1972) than other-referencing, it will increase the familiarity of the studied items as well as the non-studied but related items, leading to an increase in both true and false recognition (especially in older people in the latter case), and giving rise to a more liberal response bias (Rosa & Gutchess, 2013).
Indeed, measures of subjective well-being can be influenced by current situational factors, individual's mood and, particularly, by social desirability response bias (Diener, 2000).
The researchers acknowledged that their study relied on self-reported data, and though it was designed to obscure the identity of respondents and their organizations, the possibility of response bias exists.
Specifically, the indices d' and c, estimators of [delta] and C, which are measures of sensitivity and response bias respectively, are often used to reflect the effects sought in experimental studies (Logan, 2004; Swets, Dawes, & Monahan, 2000).
Hypothesis 2: A greater increase in trust by the public will be exhibited for institutions that have launched emergency plans while showing acceptance of danger than for those that have failed to do so while showing a rejection of danger, resulting in response bias.
To determine whether there was a possible response bias, we used Mann-Whitney tests to compare responding and nonresponding journals with regard to impact factor, and chi-square tests or Fisher's exact test to compare responding and nonresponding journals with regard to review journal status and discipline of the journal.
Socially desirable response bias may have contributed to higher scores as the survey was conducted within a course, causing students to want to report more favorable responses even though the assignment was ungraded (Paulhaus, 1991).
A response bias with the demographic sample, loaded questions and contradictory responses lead me to suggest that your 'manifesto for the region' may not accurately reflect the views of the electorate.
For example, the data were obtained by self-report, "which might be subject to socially desirable response bias, the extent of which can vary with age," they wrote.