Fuzzy Set Theory: Applications in the Social Sciences, Issue 147

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SAGE, Feb 17, 2006 - Mathematics - 97 pages
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Fuzzy set theory deals with sets or categories whose boundaries are blurry or, in other words, "fuzzy." This book presents an accessible introduction to fuzzy set theory, focusing on its applicability to the social sciences. Unlike most books on this topic, Fuzzy Set Theory: Applications in the Social Sciences provides a systematic, yet practical guide for researchers wishing to combine fuzzy set theory with standard statistical techniques and model-testing.


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An Overview of Fuzzy Set Mathematics
Measuring Membership
Internal Structure and Properties of a Fuzzy Set
Simple Relations Between Fuzzy Sets
Multivariate Fuzzy Set Relations
Concluding Remarks

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Research Interests: Ignorance and Uncertainty, Risk, Decision Making, Statistical Methods for Psychological Research, Social Dilemmas, Fuzzy Logic, Philosophy and Social Psychology of Science

Teaching: Introductory Graduate Statistics, Linear Models, Generalized Linear Models, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory Research: My research is focused on the intersection of statistics and behavioral science. I have done work in a number of areas.