Measuring the Reliability of Qualitative Text Analysis Data

Measuring the Reliability of Qualitative Text Analysis Data This paper reports a new tool for assessing thereliability of text interpretationsheretofore unavailable to qualitative research.It responds to a combination of twochallenges, the problem of assessing the reliabilityof multiple interpretations – asolution to this problem was anticipated earlier(Krippendorff, 1992) but not fullydeveloped – and the problem of identifying unitsof analysis within a continuum of textand similar representations (Krippendorff, 1995).The paper sketches the family ofα-coefficients, which this paper extends, andthen describes its new arrival.A computational example is included in the Appendix. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Measuring the Reliability of Qualitative Text Analysis Data

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-004-8107-7
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Abstract

This paper reports a new tool for assessing thereliability of text interpretationsheretofore unavailable to qualitative research.It responds to a combination of twochallenges, the problem of assessing the reliabilityof multiple interpretations – asolution to this problem was anticipated earlier(Krippendorff, 1992) but not fullydeveloped – and the problem of identifying unitsof analysis within a continuum of textand similar representations (Krippendorff, 1995).The paper sketches the family ofα-coefficients, which this paper extends, andthen describes its new arrival.A computational example is included in the Appendix.

Journal

Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 30, 2004

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