The Signed Distance Measure in Fuzzy Statistical Analysis
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Rédina Berkachy
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-02 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The main focus of this book is on presenting advances in fuzzy statistics, and on proposing a methodology for testing hypotheses in the fuzzy environment based on the estimation of fuzzy confidence intervals, a context in which not only the data but also the hypotheses are considered to be fuzzy. The proposed method for estimating these intervals is based on the likelihood method and employs the bootstrap technique. A new metric generalizing the signed distance measure is also developed. In turn, the book presents two conceptually diverse applications in which defended intervals play a role: one is a novel methodology for evaluating linguistic questionnaires developed at the global and individual levels; the other is an extension of the multi-ways analysis of variance to the space of fuzzy sets. To illustrate these approaches, the book presents several empirical and simulation-based studies with synthetic and real data sets. In closing, it presents a coherent R package called “FuzzySTs” which covers all the previously mentioned concepts with full documentation and selected use cases. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to all researchers whose work involves advanced fuzzy statistical methods.
Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ali Emrouznejad, Madjid Tavana
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-29 - Publisher: Springer

The intensity of global competition and ever-increasing economic uncertainties has led organizations to search for more efficient and effective ways to manage their business operations. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely used as a conceptually simple yet powerful tool for evaluating organizational productivity and performance. Fuzzy DEA (FDEA) is a promising extension of the conventional DEA proposed for dealing with imprecise and ambiguous data in performance measurement problems. This book is the first volume in the literature to present the state-of-the-art developments and applications of FDEA. It is designed for students, educators, researchers, consultants and practicing managers in business, industry, and government with a basic understanding of the DEA and fuzzy logic concepts.
Fuzzy Statistical Inferences Based on Fuzzy Random Variables
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Gholamreza Hesamian
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-25 - Publisher: CRC Press

This book presents the most commonly used techniques for the most statistical inferences based on fuzzy data. It brings together many of the main ideas used in statistical inferences in one place, based on fuzzy information including fuzzy data. This book covers a much wider range of topics than a typical introductory text on fuzzy statistics. It includes common topics like elementary probability, descriptive statistics, hypothesis tests, one-way ANOVA, control-charts, reliability systems and regression models The reader is assumed to know calculus and a little fuzzy set theory. The conventional knowledge of probability and statistics is required. Key Features: Includes example in Mathematica and MATLAB. Contains theoretical and applied exercises for each section. Presents various popular methods for analyzing fuzzy data. The book is suitable for students and researchers in statistics, social science, engineering, and economics, and it can be used at graduate and P.h.D level. Gholamreza Hesamian is Associate Professor of Statistics at Payame Noor University. His research areas include decision theory, probability theory, fuzzy mathematics, and statistics.
Fuzzy Statistical Decision-Making
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Cengiz Kahraman, Özgür Kabak
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-15 - Publisher: Springer

This book offers a comprehensive reference guide to fuzzy statistics and fuzzy decision-making techniques. It provides readers with all the necessary tools for making statistical inference in the case of incomplete information or insufficient data, where classical statistics cannot be applied. The respective chapters, written by prominent researchers, explain a wealth of both basic and advanced concepts including: fuzzy probability distributions, fuzzy frequency distributions, fuzzy Bayesian inference, fuzzy mean, mode and median, fuzzy dispersion, fuzzy p-value, and many others. To foster a better understanding, all the chapters include relevant numerical examples or case studies. Taken together, they form an excellent reference guide for researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students pursuing research on fuzzy statistics. Moreover, by extending all the main aspects of classical statistical decision-making to its fuzzy counterpart, the book presents a dynamic snapshot of the field that is expected to stimulate new directions, ideas and developments.
Hesitant Fuzzy Methods for Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Xiaolu Zhang, Zeshui Xu
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-08 - Publisher: Springer

The book offers a comprehensive introduction to methods for solving multiple criteria decision making and group decision making problems with hesitant fuzzy information. It reports on the authors’ latest research, as well as on others’ research, providing readers with a complete set of decision making tools, such as hesitant fuzzy TOPSIS, hesitant fuzzy TODIM, hesitant fuzzy LINMAP, hesitant fuzzy QUALIFEX, and the deviation modeling approach with heterogeneous fuzzy information. The main focus is on decision making problems in which the criteria values and/or the weights of criteria are not expressed in crisp numbers but are more suitable to be denoted as hesitant fuzzy elements. The largest part of the book is devoted to new methods recently developed by the authors to solve decision making problems in situations where the available information is vague or hesitant. These methods are presented in detail, together with their application to different type of decision-making problems. All in all, the book represents a valuable reference guide for graduate students and researchers in the both fields of fuzzy logic and decision making.