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respondent

Law a person against whom a petition, esp in a divorce suit, or appeal is brought

respondent

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informant

any person replying to a social survey QUESTIONNAIRE or who answers questions in a social science INTERVIEW.
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Aversive respondent behavior such as feelings of anxiety or thoughts about overweight could function as discriminative stimuli and increase avoidance of high-fat foods.
If focus shift dominates strength of preference responses, then the fixed functional form of an ordered discrete-choice model will misspecify respondent behavior, as the model forces a single parameter estimate and significance level on a variable that may have a different impact on stated strength of preference, depending on whether the respondent first accepts or rejects.
From this kind of interaction analysis some objective aspects of respondent behavior as indicators of the respondent's skills are used.
To compare respondent behavior, data was obtained from audits of accounts receivable populations.
Let us next consider conditioned respondent behavior. Respondent conditioning may be construed as a behavioral process that contributes to an organism's survival during its lifetime by allowing the organism to adapt to its environment.