Definition of Voluntary Participation
(noun) A requirement in ethical research that participants choose to participate and are not coerced.
Voluntary Participation Pronunciation
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- Syllabification: (vol·un·tar·y par·tic·i·pa·tion)
- 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 August 21, 2019 (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 August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-participation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“voluntary participation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-participation/>.