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self-selection bias

[¦self si¦lek·shən ′bī·əs]
(statistics)
Bias introduced into an experiment by having the subjects decide themselves whether or not they will receive treatment.
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If regret-neutral individuals are high-risk types, then full coverage is optimal for them and the self-selection constraint for low-risk and regret-averse individuals--might it be binding or not--implies partial coverage for them.
l]aL(n), 0 [less than or equal to] a [less than or equal to] 1, and n [greater than or equal to] 0), the following self-selection constraint must be satisfied (8) (i.
This research highlights the importance of the self-selection principle as the main tool to achieve an ideal literacy environment in which an individual can develop all of his or her reading potential and show ways in which reading strategies were used to turn the "selected content" into meaningful learning experiences.
When consumers also misperceive risk, the problem becomes even more complicated because, while efficient self-selection requires consumers to bear their own harm, accurate signaling of risk requires that firms bear full liability (assuming that firms have better information about product risk than consumers).
It is limited by its lack of validation of gout and cardiac diagnoses and the self-selection bias inherent in using primary care registries, rather than a true population-based cohort.
Randomization is the gold standard for determining the value of medical treatments because it removes self-selection that might skew the findings, warns Campos.
Samuel Bell, Cornell University; Kelsey Jack, Tufts University and NBER; Paulina Oliva, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER; Christopher Severen, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Elizabeth Walker, Harvard University, "Uncertainty, Self-Selection and the Design of Subsidies: Evidence from Zambia"
Meanwhile, the self-selection hypothesis contends that bad drivers will fail to get rewards from telematics policies and will ultimately opt for cheaper classic policies.
Promote self-selection of reading texts in addition to required readings
The main motivation is to examine whether or not the behavioral differences are due to economics learning, as opposed to self-selection.
A key requirement is to control for self-selection into Advantage plans.