Self-Selection Bias


  • A form of selection bias observed in statistical analysis when an individual volunteers for selection into a sample group. Self-selection can lead to irregular or unwanted conditions in the group.

leaning towards willing participants opinions, self-elected partiality

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Concealment Definition,
    • The act of lying or omitting information when applying for insurance coverage.
  • Selection Bias Definition,
    • A statistical error made when non-random data is added into a dataset.
  • Survival Analysis Definition,
    • A statistical analysis of how likely someone or something will survive to a set date.
  • Ultimate Mortality Table Definition,
    • A mortality table that does not include information from people who have been approved for life insurance recently.
  • Unsolicited Application Definition,
    • An application for insurance made directly by an individual as opposed to an application made by a broker or agent.
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