Interviewee (Response Unit)

This controlled vocabulary is bespoke for CLOSER. It describes the people who might be respondents on an instrument (the interviewee).

Response UnitAdditional details
Cohort/sample memberThe main cohort member/study participant
Main parent of cohort/sample memberIn earlier studies this was assumed to be the mother
Partner of main parent/Father In earlier studies this was assumed to be the father
Child of cohort/panel member Offspring of the main cohort member/study participant
Proxy This is someone responding on behalf of a cohort member who is unable to respond themselves 
Interviewer In some cases, the interviewer was asked to give their assessment rather than ask the cohort member 
Other Examples include, nurse, midwife or teacher where they are completing the questionnaire about the cohort member rather than interviewing them