observational equivalence

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observational equivalence

Two terms M and N are observationally equivalent iff for all contexts C[] where C[M] is a valid term, C[N] is also a valid term with the same value.
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Qualitative equivalence is addressed in terms of the following components: conceptual equivalence, functional equivalence, sample equivalence, contextual equivalence, researcher equivalence, and finally response equivalence.
The contextual equivalence classes were D1, Moral Content, F1; D2, E2, F2; D3, Dramatic presentation, F3.
Contextual equivalence refers to a cognitive and sometimes even an emotional process that a respondent goes through while responding to questions.