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Undercoverage Bias: Homework

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A teacher wants to know the average amount of time a typical student at her school spends per night on homework. The teacher decides to survey $73$ students in AP classes.

Of the following, which is the most likely example of undercoverage bias?

A

The students might want to impress the teacher (give those kids an apple) and as a result might exaggerate the amount of time they spend per night on homework.

B

Students not in AP classes are overlooked in this sampling procedure used to determine who will be surveyed.

C

The wording of the questions in the survey leads students to respond in a certain way.

D

The behavior of the teacher encourages students to respond in a certain way.

E

Many of the students chosen to participate in the survey who do respond might spend a vastly different amount of time on homework than those who do not respond.