Definition of self-selection in English:


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[mass noun]
1The action of putting oneself forward for something.
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  • We offer self-selection as the likely culprit.
  • Your methodology should have taken self-selection into consideration.
  • In particular, we estimate the effect of herbicide-tolerant soybeans on herbicide use, crop yields, and farm profits using an econometric model that corrects for self-selection and simultaneity.
2 [often as modifier] The action of selecting something for oneself: a self-selection buffet



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  • He believes Michigan has a built-in advantage by having a sense of "Midwest values," something Dolan claims applicants self-select for.
  • Depending on the dynamics of the class, the teacher has either assigned partners or let the students self-select.
  • Women self select out for a variety of reasons I believe.


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  • The answer is here, though some of us ‘in the business’ might get a little bit sniffy at the idea of a human sample group that is not only partly self-selecting, but includes people who've paid to be experimental subjects.
  • Wouldn't you rather have a self-selecting bunch of music industry ‘experts’ censor your music for you rather than have the government do it?
  • For all our programs, rhetoric and efforts, the university crowd is still a pretty self-selecting one.

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