self-selection love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Selection of or by oneself.
  • noun Selection of merchandise by oneself from a display counter or rack in a store.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Selecting oneself for something.
  • noun Selecting something for oneself.
  • noun countable An item selected by oneself.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

self- +‎ selection

Examples

  • 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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners

  • 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).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Great Law School Dean Doesn’t Have to be a Great Scholar

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners

  • This probably indicates a self-selection bias, but it would be interesting to probe the extent of this.

    2009 May | Serendipity

  • I believe the point is that there is a significant self-selection bias inherent in the survey.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Your Lawyer’s Wrong:

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners

  • This probably indicates a self-selection bias, but it would be interesting to probe the extent of this.

    2009 May 26 | Serendipity

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners

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