In this contribution we provide initial findings to the problem of modeling fuzzy rating responses in a psychometric modeling context. In particular, we study a probabilistic tree model with the aim of representing the stage-wise mechanisms of direct fuzzy rating scales. A Multinomial model coupled with a mixture of Binomial distributions is adopted to model the parameters of LR-type fuzzy responses whereas a binary decision tree is used for the stage-wise rating mechanism. Parameter estimation is performed via marginal maximum likelihood approach whereas the characteristics of the proposed model are evaluated by means of an application to a real dataset.

A Probabilistic Tree Model to Analyze Fuzzy Rating Data

Calcagni', Antonio
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2022

Abstract

In this contribution we provide initial findings to the problem of modeling fuzzy rating responses in a psychometric modeling context. In particular, we study a probabilistic tree model with the aim of representing the stage-wise mechanisms of direct fuzzy rating scales. A Multinomial model coupled with a mixture of Binomial distributions is adopted to model the parameters of LR-type fuzzy responses whereas a binary decision tree is used for the stage-wise rating mechanism. Parameter estimation is performed via marginal maximum likelihood approach whereas the characteristics of the proposed model are evaluated by means of an application to a real dataset.
2022
Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems
978-3-031-08973-2
978-3-031-08974-9
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