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. Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Measuring the Reliability of Qualitative Text Analysis Data

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
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