Intuitionistic fuzzy sets in questionnaire analysis

Intuitionistic fuzzy sets in questionnaire analysis Fuzzy sets represent an extension of the concept of set, used to mathematically model veiled and indefinite concepts, such as those of youth, poverty, customer satisfaction and so on. Fuzzy theory introduces a membership function, expressing the degree of membership of the elements to a set. Intuitionistic fuzzy sets and hesitant fuzzy sets are two extensions of the theory of fuzzy sets, in which non-membership degrees and hesitations expressed by a set of experts are, respectively, introduced. In this paper, we apply intuitionistic fuzzy sets to questionnaire analysis, with a focus on the construction of membership, non-membership and uncertainty functions. We also suggest the possibility of considering intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy sets as a valuable theoretical framework. We apply these models to the evaluation of a Public Administration and we assess our results through a sensitivity analysis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Intuitionistic fuzzy sets in questionnaire analysis

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-015-0175-3
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Abstract

Fuzzy sets represent an extension of the concept of set, used to mathematically model veiled and indefinite concepts, such as those of youth, poverty, customer satisfaction and so on. Fuzzy theory introduces a membership function, expressing the degree of membership of the elements to a set. Intuitionistic fuzzy sets and hesitant fuzzy sets are two extensions of the theory of fuzzy sets, in which non-membership degrees and hesitations expressed by a set of experts are, respectively, introduced. In this paper, we apply intuitionistic fuzzy sets to questionnaire analysis, with a focus on the construction of membership, non-membership and uncertainty functions. We also suggest the possibility of considering intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy sets as a valuable theoretical framework. We apply these models to the evaluation of a Public Administration and we assess our results through a sensitivity analysis.

Journal

Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 12, 2015

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