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Definition of Respondent

(noun) Any individual that answers questions during an interview or replies to a survey.

Examples of Respondent

  • Citizens responding to an annual census.
  • Students filling out course evaluations at the end of a semester.

Respondent Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: re·spon·dent

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /ri-spAHn-duhnt/
  • British English – /ri-spOn-duhnt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /riˈspɑnd(ə)nt/
  • British English – /rᵻˈspɒnd(ə)nt/

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Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Works Consulted

Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

Henslin, James M. 2012. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 10th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Jary, David, and Julia Jary. 2000. Collins Dictionary of Sociology. 3rd ed. Glasgow, Scotland: HarperCollins.

Kendall, Diana. 2011. Sociology in Our Times. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Macmillan. (N.d.) Macmillan Dictionary. (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/).

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Cite the Definition of Respondent

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “respondent.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 28, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/respondent/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

respondent. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/respondent/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “respondent.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 28, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/respondent/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“respondent.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/respondent/>.