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Quality and Quantity
This paper reports a new tool for assessing the reliability of text interpretations heretofore unavailable to qualitative research. It responds to a combination of two challenges, the problem of assessing the reliability of multiple interpretations -- a solution to this problem was anticipated earlier (Krippendorff, 1992) but not fully developed -- and the problem of identifying units of analysis within a continuum of text and similar representations (Krippendorff, 1995). The paper sketches the family of α-coefficients, which this paper extends, and then describes its new arrival. A computational example is included in the Appendix.
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reliability, qualitative, text analysis, unitizing, multiple interpretations, krippendorff’s alpha
Krippendorff, K. (2004). Measuring the Reliability of Qualitative Text Analysis Data. Quality and Quantity, 38 (6), 787-800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-004-8107-7
Date Posted: 22 January 2008
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