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J Appl Behav Anal. 1977 Spring; 10(1): 103–116.
PMCID: PMC1311156

Considerations in the choice of interobserver reliability estimates

Abstract

Two types of interobserver reliability values may be needed in treatment studies in which observers constitute the primary data-acquisition system: trial reliability and the reliability of the composite unit or score which is subsequently analyzed, e.g., daily or weekly session totals. Two approaches to determining interobserver reliability are described: percentage agreement and “correlational” measures of reliability. The interpretation of these estimates, factors affecting their magnitude, and the advantages and limitations of each approach are presented.

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