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Data on verbal expressions for thermal sensation and comfort in the Greek language

Pantavou, Katerina, Koletsis, Ioannis, Lykoudis, Spyridon, Melas, Emmanouil, Nikolopoulou, Marialena, Tsiros, Ioannis X. (2020) Data on verbal expressions for thermal sensation and comfort in the Greek language. Data in Brief, 31 . E-ISSN 2352-3409. (doi:10.1016/j.dib.2020.105807) (KAR id:82016)


This article presents data collected during a web-based survey on expressions used to describe thermal sensation and comfort in the Greek language. The survey used a structured questionnaire and delivered through Google Forms. The survey was promoted through social networks and conducted in spring 2019. The data presented herein comprise of the participants’ responses to the questionnaire. A total of 359 questionnaires were completed. The participants were Greek speakers, older than 12, with at least a basic knowledge of the English language. The participants were asked to: (a) select the most appropriate translation, from English to Greek, of the nine-point ISO 10551 scale of perceptual judgment on personal thermal state, (b) formulate five, seven and nine-point thermal sensation scales, (c) report the category of the thermal sensation scale that signifies thermal comfort and (d) to assess the relative distances between the thermal sensation categories of the five, seven and nine-point thermal sensation scales. For the translation of the ISO 10551, the respondents were allowed to choose from a list of 30 Greek wordings. The data have been analysed in the research article entitled “Native influences on the construction of thermal sensation scales” [1].

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105807
Uncontrolled keywords: Thermal sensation, Thermal comfort, Thermal scale, ISO 10551, Greek language, Translation influence
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Marialena Nikolopoulou
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 15:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:13 UTC
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