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Wired but not WEIRD: The promise of the Internet in reaching more diverse samples

  • Samuel D. Gosling (a1), Carson J. Sandy (a1), Oliver P. John (a2) and Jeff Potter (a3)
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Can the Internet reach beyond the U. S. college samples predominant in social science research? A sample of 564,502 participants completed a personality questionnaire online. We found that 19% were not from advanced economies; 20% were from non-Western societies; 35% of the Western-society sample were not from the United States; and 66% of the U. S. sample were not in the 18–22 (college) age group.

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