Self-selected Internet samples are best used when collecting questionnaire data such as self-report surveys, tests and assessments widely used in psychology e.g. personality tests. Other applications include reaction-time experiments and multi-trial experiments. General surveys, opinion polls or other research that rely on probabilistic sampling are best used with representative samples.
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