Department of Communication Studies
In an earlier issue of Methodology, Feng (2015) surveyed communication scholars’ practices of measuring intercoder reliability and recommended guidelines for avoiding mistakes. In the process, Feng (2015) critically reviewed existing agreement indices including Krippendorff’s α. Krippendorff commented on Feng (2015) in another contribution to this issue. We welcome the opportunity to rebut on selected issues. Readers may peruse other papers we cite, which provide the context of the debate or the evidences on which our views are based.
intercoder reliability, Krippendorff’s alpha, AC1, coding difficulty, spiral of inertia, perception of perfection
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Methodology, 12, 4, © 2016 by Hogrefe
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This research is supported in part by a China Ministry of Education Major Grant for Social Sciences (11JJD860007), and a donation from Dr. Lee Shau Kee, GBM, through HKBU Research Grant Scheme (LSK/14-15/P13).
Link to Publisher's Edition
Feng, G., & Zhao, X. (2016). Do not force agreement: A response to Krippendorff (2016). Methodology, 12 (4), 145-148. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-2241/a000120