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biased sampling

 a sample of participants is not representative of the populationfrom which it was taken, and thus is likely to over-represent one group (e.g. by gender, working class etc)

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.