Respondent

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Respondent

A person or organization required to answer a legal proceeding. For example, if a company is sued, the company is called the respondent because it must respond to the charges or risk a summary judgment. See also: Petitioner.
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To validate this typology, the interviewer's evaluation of some aspects of respondent behavior is used.
Coding all interviewer and respondent behavior is time consuming and is also unnecessary (Oksenberg, Cannell and Kalton, 1991).
More troubling are differences in respondent behavior across different question formats.
Rather, we discuss only those areas believed to be conceptually relevant to the problem at hand: We wish to raise the possibility that instances of operant behavior as they have been observed in equivalence experiments may also be instances of respondent behavior occurring concurrently.