Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321836960
ISBN 13: 978-0-32183-696-0

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Statistics - 1-2 Statistical and Critical Thinking - Basic Skills and Concepts: 3

Answer

A voluntary response sample, also known as a self-selected response sample, is one in which the subjects of the study themselves decide whether or not to participate in the study.

Work Step by Step

A voluntary response sample is usually not suitable for a response sample as its results are unlikely to be representative of a population, since those who (voluntarily) respond are people with strong feelings or opinions regarding the topic under study.
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