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Pain, Please: An Investigation of Sampling Bias in Pain Research

A large body of psychological and medical research relies on the recruitment of volunteers, often students, making it susceptible to sampling bias. A review of sampling bias (sometimes referred to as volunteer, recruitment, or self-selection bias), argued that volunteers differ from nonvolunteers and that these differences can directly affect generalizability and external validity.35 There are several areas of research in which the presence of sampling bias is well documented, such as general laboratory research,18 sexuality research,5,39 and body image research.

Pain, Please: An Investigation of Sampling Bias in Pain Research

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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