Volunteer Bias in Psychology: Definition & Importance


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What is volunteer bias?

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1. What populations are more likely to be represented by those who volunteer for surveys?

2. What groups of people might be underrepresented in research due to volunteer bias?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand volunteer bias in psychology and how it affects research studies in psychology. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of volunteer bias and reasons why volunteer bias matters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Define volunteer bias
  • People who volunteer for surveys
  • People who are underrepresented due to volunteer bias
  • Reasons why volunteer bias matters
  • Researchers role in volunteer bias

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related volunteer bias lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding why volunteer bias matters in research
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the ways researchers can diminish volunteer bias

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to volunteer bias, read through the brief lesson called Volunteer Bias in Psychology: Definition & Lesson. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what volunteer bias is and its characteristics
  • Understand who is included in research results due to volunteer bias such as people who have high energy and desire approval
  • Recall the types of people who are excluded due to volunteer bias
  • Learn about how researchers can avoid volunteer bias