Date of Award
Master of Arts
Volunteer subjects are utilized in a large portion of experiments concerned with human behavior. Yet the use of volunteers is a form of systematic sampling bias which may well distort research findings. This study was undertaken to explore some of the factors related to volunteering for psychological experiments at Richmond College in the hope of providing future researchers with insight into reasons why the use of volunteer subjects may bias their research results and of stimulating them to use more representative, albeit less convenient sampling procedures.
Sale, Donald S., "Personality characteristics related to volunteering, pseudovolunteering and non-volunteering for different kinds of psychological experiments" (1966). Master's Theses. 932.