2/3/2013

Convenient Samples vs Generalisability

Filed under: — Bravus @ 6:26 am

Surprisingly, undergrads in psych courses in developed countries are not a sample that is representative (i.e. randomly chosen from) the entirety of humanity. You’d be surprised how many of psychology’s claims this renders invalid when broadly applied.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2013/03/01/we-are-the-weird/

You’d think the psychs would have a handle on this stuff…

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