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Jalons pour une théorie du questionnaire dans les sciences de l'homme

Abstract : In this research, we propound a theoretical framework for the questionnaires used in sociological surveys and for the tests used in applied psychology. In the first chapter, we describe the syntactic polymorphism of the interrogation in French (with examples from psychological tests or survey questionnaires); then we show how to reduce the various kinds of questions into a canonical form, of which all the other forms are derivable by paraphrastic transformations (based mainly on the theories of Chomsky, Tesnière, and Harris). In the second chapter, we present the semantic relations between questions, answers, and presuppositions; after introducing the main systems of erotetic logic (Belnap, Åqvist, Kubinski), we describe the syntax and the semantics of questions and answers. The third chapter shows how to reduce the structure of any questionnaire to a canonical form; such a reduction can be used as a prerequisite for a statistical analysis of the answers. In the conclusion, we outline the research works that should be made to build a general theory of the questionnaire.
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Jean-Paul Grémy. Jalons pour une théorie du questionnaire dans les sciences de l'homme. Psychologie. Université René Descartes - Paris V, 1980. Français. ⟨tel-00655203⟩



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