Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Language

English

Abstract

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.

Keywords

intercoder reliability, Krippendorff’s alpha, AC1, coding difficulty, spiral of inertia, perception of perfection

Publication Date

12-2016

Source Publication Title

Methodology

Volume

12

Issue

4

Start Page

145

End Page

148

Publisher

Hogrefe

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Methodology, 12, 4, © 2016 by Hogrefe
This version of the article may not completely replicate the final version published in Methodology. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.

Funder

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).

DOI

10.1027/1614-2241/a000120

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1614-2241/a000120

ISSN (print)

16141881

ISSN (electronic)

16142241

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