Re: fuzz-logic and social-science

From: Jonathan G. Campbell (jg.campbell@qub.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 18:49:06 MET

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    Christian Schulz wrote:
    >
    > hello,
    >
    > have got anybody some experience with fuzzy-tools and
    > quantitative social-science Analysis ?
    >
    > I think "fuzzy" is a good aproach for questionaries in social-Science
    > and marketing fields,
    > because pepole can not exactly say i.e. what is very bad, bad, good and
    > very good -
    > but one problem is the use of ordinal-variables which are most scale
    > from
    > 1-5 until 1-10 !!!
    >
    > Have got anybody experince or is interested to talk about that !
    > I have got used i.e. "Nefclass" (NeuroFuzzyClassification-Java-Tool from
    >
    > Ulrike Nauck ) to classify Person's dependended from i.e. age, education
    > ....
    >

    (Without any recommendation or other evaluation, because I havent yet
    used it) I have just taken possession of:

    Charles. C. Ragin
    Fuzzy-Set Social Science
    Chicago U. Press, 2000

    Maybe worth a look.

    Jon C.

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