PARTICIPANT

noun. an individual who participates in an investigation, analysis, or experiment, for instance by performing jobs mandated by the experimenter or by responding queries mandated by a researcher. They might be further identified as an experimental or a control. Involved parties are commonly referred to as subjects, even though the previous word is now frequently favored whenever referencing human beings.

PARTICIPANT: "Beth was an eager participant this week."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PARTICIPANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/participant/ (accessed May 27, 2018).
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