Subject of this paper is the analysis of consensus within small groups of respondents, based on a proportionally large number of variables. The target group is researchers who are interested in Q-mode research. Measures of agreement are compared, and an application from a recent project is presented. Cohen’s ¿ is the preferable measure, Krippendorff’s a is an alternative, which is based on a different concept of expected disagreement. At group level, along with ¿ and a for multiple raters, additional measures are r wg, intraclass correlation, and ¿ SC. Predictions about level differences between groups can be assessed by a t-test and ¿.
|Journal||Quality and Quantity : International Journal of Methodology|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|