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2022-10-14

In order to estimate the proportion of students at a college who spend more than 2 hours per day on Facebook, a random sample of students at the college is selected and each student is interviewed. The students conducting the survey are worried that people who spend a lot of time on Facebook may be embarrassed to admit it and their responses may not be honest.
What type of bias are the students conducting the survey worried about?
(a) Selection bias
(b) Nonresponse bias
(c) Measurement bias
(d) Bias due to confounding eonnsbrialduen a o Jososs ine
(e) There is no obvious source of bias

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For any study, if an individual does not provide accurate results or is not willing to participate in the study, then the study will not provide accurate results and the bias due to this is known as the nonresponse bias. In this case, the researcher students ask students regarding the total spent on Facebook. The given question, that is asked to the respondents of the survey creates bias responses and it will probably understate the time spent on Facebook by the students because it is more likely that the responses are not honest.
Hence, the bias that students who conducted the survey are worried about is nonresponse bias.
Therefore, the correct option is (b) Nonresponse bias.
OPTION (b)

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