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 to the consistent selection of middle or neutral category of the scale, and acquiescent response style is the tendency to agree with or select the positive responses.

Synonyms:
acquiescence, acquiescent response style, acquiescent response styles, extreme response style, extreme response styles, midpoint response style, midpoint response styles
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