Unformatted text preview: while gathering this data. This data might only rely on individuals who volunteer to be a part of the sample by responding this survey. Potential bias that might occur in this data is selection bias. This is because the salaries of the most popular jobs are only ranked by popularity among graduate students. Only salary from graduated students are taken and measured in this data and thus, a relevant portion of other populations is left out such as people in the public. Another potential bias is non-response bias. While gathering information about the salary, there might be a possibility that some portions of the population do not respond when being asked. As with selection bias, non-response bias can distort this result if those who respond differ in some important ways....
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- Fall '08
- Mechanical Engineering majors, popular jobs