Spreeuwenberg, Marieke

Countering sample selection biases in social and behavioral research


Marieke Spreeuwenberg

Department of Methodolology, Faculty of Social Scineces, Tilburg University

Supervisors: Prof. dr J.A.P. Hagenaars, dr M.A. Croon

Project running from: 1 December 2002 – 1 September 2008

This project will make an inventory of the different methods that have been proposed to correct for sample selection bias. The assumptions underlying these correction procedures and their mutual relationships will be studied, and their applicability in social and behavioral research will be assessed by using simulation research and by comparing their performance on existing data sets.

Date of defence:  29 October 2010

Title of thesis:  Selection bias in (quasi-) experimental research