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In psychometrics, any systematic tendency of a respondent to choose a particular response category in a multiple-choice questionnaire for an extraneous reason, unrelated to the variable that the response is supposed to indicate but related to the content or meaning of the question. A typical example is social desirability response set. See also lie scale, response set (2). Compare response style.

Subjects: Psychology.


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