from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Selection of or by oneself.
- n. Selection of merchandise by oneself from a display counter or rack in a store.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Selecting oneself for something.
- n. Selecting something for oneself.
- n. An item selected by oneself.
Nonetheless, nonexperimental research cannot exclude the potential effects of self-selection, that is, the possibility that some unsuspected factor perhaps even something genetic induces both religiosity and neighborliness, producing a spurious correlation, so that simply forcing people to attend church more often would not make them more neighborly.
I believe the point is that there is a significant self-selection bias inherent in the survey.
This probably indicates a self-selection bias, but it would be interesting to probe the extent of this.
But often that is still a fairly narrow slice of the population -- usually younger people, and by self-selection an audience that will more readily accept what the professor professes students are not randomly assigned to classes, after all.
I suspect that in general there is an inverse correlation between scholarship and the sorts of skills required for being a Dean (though this may be corrected by self-selection).
This self-selection greatly favors candidates from the extremes.
After a significant number of banks are declared “good”, make inspections random rather than self-selection.
There's a lot of both selective memory and self-selection among people who talk about how the urban public schools worked so well back then.
Or it could turn out there will be self-selection, with each population happy to continue its policies.
I won't go too much into the self-selection issues related to the sample; these data are not a representative sample of 2010 Democrats, they are members of a recruited panel from 2008 that have agreed to participate in repeated surveys via the internet.