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Selection Bias

"Selection Bias" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The introduction of error due to systematic differences in the characteristics between those selected and those not selected for a given study. In sampling bias, error is the result of failure to ensure that all members of the reference population have a known chance of selection in the sample.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Selection Bias" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Selection Bias" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 209 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2008
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.