Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-11)

The Fuzziness of Verbal Response Scales:The STAI-T Questionnaire

Authors
Franziska Bocklisch, Steffen F. Bocklisch, Josef F. Krems
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Franziska Bocklisch
Available Online August 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.36How to use a DOI?
Keywords
verbal response scale, parametric fuzzy membership function, translation procedure, STAI-T questionnaire
Abstract
In this paper we used a two-step procedure for the numerical translation of verbal frequency expressions of the response scale of a questionnaire (STAI-T). In an empirical study, 70 participants estimated numerical equivalents for verbal frequency expressions, data was modeled, and fuzzy membership functions were calculated. Results show that the scale's visual arrangement does not influence the interpretation of the words' meanings. We argue that traditional statistics are inappropriate for the analysis of verbal response data and demonstrate the alternative of fuzzy analysis, providing an example.
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Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2011
ISBN
978-90-78677-00-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.36How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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