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dc.contributor.advisorSteinley, Douglaseng
dc.contributor.authorHendrickson, Gretcheneng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on May 28, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This thesis examines the effect of shifting cell observations within marginal values on rater agreement measures to provide guides for researchers in selecting rater agreement measures when presented with highly unequally distributed marginal values. The first study of the measures indicate von Eye's [kappa]sc is not as influenced by strictly increasing agreement as other measures of agreement and may be preferable to Cohen's (1960) [kappa]c in these cases. Cohen's (1968) weighted kappa measure, [kappa]w appears to be resistant to strictly increasing agreement in the same way as [kappa]sc. The second study investigates rater agreement measure patterns as different percent of agreement counts are moved across columns while maintaining fixed margins. Results indicate all kappa measures decrease with the same pattern and rate under the same conditions, indicating that regardless of assumptions or attempts to correct for chance agreement each measure takes into account, the absolute proportion of agreement may be the most parsimonious measure of agreement.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb68440091eng
dc.identifier.oclc355149688eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6275
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6275eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshPsychometricseng
dc.titleStability of rater agreement measures: the effect of shifting cell values within fixed marginseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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