Term Definition
Response styles

Consistent and stable tendencies in response behavior which are not explainable by question content or presentation. These are considered to be a source of biased reporting. For example, extreme response style is the tendency to select the two extreme endpoints of a scale; midpoint response style refers the consistent selection of middle or neutral category of the scale; acquiescent response style is the tendency to agree with or to select the positive responses.

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Synonyms: Acquiescence bias