Definition of Voluntary Participation
(noun) A requirement in ethical research that participants choose to participate and are not coerced.
Voluntary Participation Pronunciation
Syllabification: vol·un·tar·y par·tic·i·pa·tion
- American English – /vAHl-uhn-tair-ee pahr-tis-uh-pAY-shuhn/
- British English – /vOl-uhn-tuh-ree pah-tis-i-pAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈvɑləntɛri pɑrˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən/
- British English – /ˈvɒləntəri pɑːˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/
- Plural: voluntary participations
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “voluntary participation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-participation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
voluntary participation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-participation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “voluntary participation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-participation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“voluntary participation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 Sep. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-participation/>.