October 21, 2005 12:18masterSheet number 20 Page number 44Lecture Onein their responses, people are embarrassed and want to change theiranswers.Before the lecture, students in Tel Aviv had to fill out a question-naire similar toQregarding a setXthat contains nine alternatives,each specifying the following four characteristics of a travel pack-age: location (Paris or Rome), price, quality of the food, and qualityof the lodgings.The questionnaire included only thirty six ques-tions since for each pair of alternativesxandy, only one of thequestions,Q(x,y)orQ(y,x), was randomly selected to appear in thequestionnaire (thus the dependence on order of an individual’s re-sponse could not be checked within the experimental framework).In the 2004 group, out of eighteen MA students, only two had nointransitivities in their answers, and the average number of triplesin which intransitivity existed was almost nine. Many of the viola-tions of transitivity involved two alternatives that were actually the
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