Agreement, Measurement of
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
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Shoukri, M. M. 2005. Agreement, Measurement of. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 1.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
This entry reviews some well-known indices of agreement, the conceptual and statistical issues related to their estimation, and their interpretation for both categorical and interval scale measurements. Particular measures of agreement that are discussed include kappa, a measure of category distinguishability, measure for agreement with nominal responses, monotonic agreement, and agreement measures for 2 × 2 tables. Agreement of multiple raters for the same subject is also discussed, together with the use of unanimity and majority rules. Software to carry out these calculations is also mentioned.
- categorical data;
- interval data;
- multiple raters;