Cohen's kappa is a measure of the degree to which 2 raters agree. There is also a test of inter-rater agreement based on kappa. Use [inter-rater] if you are interested in other aspects of IRA, but not this specific measure.

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Does Cohen's Kappa sample size calculation need a check for “true kappa” feasibility?

The sample size computation require(irr) N.cohen.kappa(rate1 = 0.9, rate2 = 0.5, k1 = 0.7, k0 = 0.5, alpha=0.05, power=0.8, twosided=FALSE) successfully runs and ...
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Cohen's Kappa, why not simple ratio

I was wondering if there is any particular reason why Cohen's Kappa is defined as this particular ration $\frac{p - r}{1 - r}$, where $p$ is the agreement rate between two, say, classifiers, and $r$ ...
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Explaining kappa statistic as a percentage

Would it be appropriate to explain a kappa statistic as a chance-adjusted percentage? The folks ultimately receiving results understand percent agreement more easily, but we do want to use the kappa. ...
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Power analysis for inter-rater reliability study (Kappa) with multiple raters

I've spent some time looking through literature about sample size calculation for Cohen's kappa, and in several studies there are stated that increasing the number of raters, reduce the number of ...
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Fisher's exact test vs kappa analysis

I was reading a paper where the authors assessed the association between two different diagnostics tests intended to diagnose the same disease and they performed the analysis with Fisher's exact test. ...
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How to compare two Cohen's Kappa statistics based on the same sample of subjects but different raters

Suppose I have two assessment methods A and B for assessing depression. I first ask two raters (Raters 1 and 2) to use Method A to assess 50 patients. I compute Cohen's Kappa based on the ratings ...
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kappa, ICC, and combined score

I am running into a problem in trying to determine whether results from an xray matches results from an ultrasound. I have about 100 patients, and for each patient we measure a, b, c, and d using both ...
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Kappa statistic extremely large and sparse data

I have 28k raters across 140k items. I am attempting to measure the IRR. The data in the matrix is extremely sparse, the minimum ratings of a rater is 20 and the maximum is 9254. Is using Fleiss ...
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Kappas calculated using different R packages (epibasix vs. irr); weighted & unweighted kappa

I'm having some issues calculating inter-rater agreement in R. I need to calculate Cohen's kappas (quadratic weighted and unweighted). I've used the epibasix package to calculate unweighted kappas and ...
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How do I calculate the inter-rater agreement for sequence alignments?

I am having this task of aligning one sequence of sentences to another sequence of sentences. Let's say we have sequence 1 and sequence 2 as an example of the task: Sequence 1:  A B C D E  F ...
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Is kappa only useful for compensating against class imbalance?

Let's say you have a true/false random-forest classifier with a 50:50 split in the training data and 50:50 split in the test data; are the confusion matrix and accuracy a good enough measure of ...
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Inter-rater agreement with different rater pairings

I have data from the following study design: 100 Patients have been examined by 2 raters each. The raters had to assign a score which consists of 7 subscores and each of this subscore consists of ...
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Difference between ROC and Kappa and TSS

I am using species distribution model to model the absence-presence of species against a set of predictors. I was wondering if anyone can guide me with the following: My model gives me a high ROC ...
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Assessing the agreement between two tests

I have genetic data. I have two tests that pick up changes in the genome (amplifications and deletions) at several different points in the DNA. There are three basic outputs- high, normal, low. I want ...
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Correct approach for computing interrater reliability

everybody. Can't find a strong answer to this "special case" elsewhere on the interwebs, so I'm hoping you can help. I want to computer interrater agreement (actually, in this case, inter-method ...
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Fleiss Kappa: am I using it correctly?

I have a dataset where 20 subjects rated 16 audio samples according to some perceptual features on 1-9 scale and I am interested to measure agreement between raters. What I do is following: for each ...
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Cohen's Kappa using (irr) and kappa2() outputs NaN

I have calculated Cohen's Kapppa in order to assess inter-rater reliability where my data were coded by two independent raters. I used the "irr" package in R with the function kappa2(). For the ...
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Comparing agreement levels

I have a dataset with gold-standard measures and with an alternative method in two different anatomical sites (the data is ordered cathegorical). Intuitively from the data, the alternative method ...
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Kappa vs McNemar

I have this matrix: a b <-- classified as 4925 251 | a = YES 249 8 | b = NO And I'm trying to compute Kappa and McNemar statistics, but my results are very strange: Kappa ...
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Alternative to weighted kappa?

I want to compare modeled species occurrence with observed occurrence data. Using confusion matrix and weighed kappa seems to be a good option. In contrast to the normal kappa the weighted kappa takes ...
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Why does Fleiss's $\kappa$ decrease with increased response homogeneity?

The Fleiss method for computing inter-rater agreement seems like a great measure for computing agreement among multiple raters, in terms of agreement by chance. However, I've noticed that when ...
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Model Performance - Accuracy not significant but Kappa is?

I am comparing an SVM model to a logistic regression model. When I run a comparison between these models, I get the following output: Accuracy: SVM vs Logistic: p=0.7882 Kappa : SVM vs Logistic: ...
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How can this rating have negative Fleiss Kappa?

I am trying to calculate the Fleiss' Kappa of the following data and I got the result: ...
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Combining different raters scores

In my experiment two raters evaluate 100 products, both expressing an "innovation score" on a likert scale (range is 1 to 5, where 1 is "not innovative" and 5 is "disruptive innovation"). I ...
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Inner annotation agreement

I am currently working on an NLP project where I had to mark an initial list of words, giving a score of either 1 or 2 to each word in the list. I got the list marked from 2 people and found that the ...
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Inter-rater reliability for $k$ raters with $0$ to $n$ of $n$ categories applying to each subject

I have a data set for which I would like to calculate the inter-rater reliability. However, this data set does not seem to fit the typical models that conventional algorithms allow for. My data set ...
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When to use the Kappa statistic evaluation metric?

Can someone tell me when is it appropriate to use the Kappa statistic? Also why to use it when one can use Area Under the ROC curve? Or even the Area under the precision-recall curve? So what are the ...
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What is the intuition behind the Kappa statistical value in classification

I understand the formula behind the Kappa statistic value and how to calculate the O and E value from a confusion matrix. My question is what is the intuition behind this measure? Why does it work so ...
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What are the tests to measure agreement between two methods of measurement when the unit of measurement is different between the two methods?

Bland-Altman plot measure the agreement between two different methods which measures the same variable. As far as I understand Bland-Altman can measure only if the two methods have the same unit of ...
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Kappa (interrater agreement) alternative for count-based data which results in inflated agreement at lower counts?

I have a data set where four coders are rating 800 items on various attributes. This is achieved by reporting a count of the prevalence of each attribute, e.g. rater 1 thinks attribute A appears in ...
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What is the best way to quantify concordance of two tests?

I have two different medical diagnostic tests, both test the same condition (binary outcome). The condition in question is rather vaguely defined, so they don't always agree. What would be the best ...
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Is there such a thing as a multidimensional kappa test?

I am involved with designing a new diagnosis method for a routine clinical procedure. I want to compare the agreement between operators to the agreement between methods. Is there such a thing as a ...
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Is there an effect size for Kappa's?

I am staring a project on comparing standard ways of creating a classifier with some heuristic methods. The heuristic methods should result in a faster training for the classifier but should result in ...
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How to calculate this kind of kappa?

A colleague and I are trying to annotate an alignment task. We have two documents. The first document is the original copy and the other document is a modified version. The other annotator and I ...
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Observer agreement with Cohen's Kappa - is there a way to combine ratings to investigate if one rating impacts the other

I am a medical scientist doing observer agreement analysis on some very simple data using Cohen's Kappa. I have 2 observers. They score a bunch of scans on a 3 point scale for a pattern called ...
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Agreement statistics for confusion matrix with nominal categories

I have a decision support system that recommends Treatments (T1 to T8) to patients, where ...
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Calculating agreement between an ordinal and continuous scale

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around something. I have a data set which contains two columns that essentially attempt to measure the same thing, one on a 1-50 continuous scale and ...
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Kappa statistic in plain English?

I am reading a data mining book and it mentioned the Kappa statistic as a means for evaluating the prediction performance of classifiers. However, I just can't understand this. I also checked ...
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Is this classifier random?

I trained a classifier and got the following stats on some test data: ...
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Sample size needed for Fleiss' Kappa?

A group of raters (about 20) will be watching a series of videos and will be classifying them into 4 categories. I will be running a Fleiss' kappa to measure the agreement. How does one compute for ...
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Inter-rater agreement with multiple raters

Compare inter-rater reliability between 8 human experts and a computer I am running a study where I use automated analysis to analyse an EEG signal (brain activity) and quantify certain properties ...
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Inter-rater reliability: Nominal data, but *multiple ratings per unit/subject*, different raters

I have a data set, with each variable taking multiple values on a nominal scale. Separate raters could rate a given unit using more than one value per variable. That is, there are multiple ratings per ...
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Limitations of Cohen's kappa for sparse data?

Are there any limitations for using Cohen's kappa with sparse data? I need inter-rater agreement between 2 raters for ~15 items, and the data in the contingency table is quite sparse (0 in some cells, ...
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ICC and Kappa totally disagree

Much has been written on the ICC and Kappa, but there seems to be disagreement on the best measures to consider. My purpose is to identify some measure which shows whether there was agreement between ...
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Is Fleiss's $\kappa$ as conservative as Cohen's $\kappa$?

I know Cohen's $\kappa$ for inter-rater reliability is often regarded as a conservative estimation--e.g., Strijbos & al. below, who say The higher the number of categories, the smaller the ...
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When should I prefer kappa over accuracy for binary classification problems?

I'm using the caret package in R that provides two kind of metrics for classification problems - accuracy and kappa. When should ...
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Validity of grand mean intra-rater Kappa or ICC

For 5 raters, I have calculated intra-rater Cohen's Kappa statistics for the test-retest nominal ratings, intra-rater Kendall's tau-b statistics for the test-retest ordinal ratings, and intra-rater ...
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Quadratic weighted kappa versus linear weighted kappa

When should I use quadratic weighted kappa or linear weighted kappa? I have two observers evaluating the classes of a number of objects. The classes are fail, pass1, pass2, and excellent (ordinal ...
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Macro and Micro Inter-Coder/Rater Agreement

I have a labeling task with 4 labels for which I'm using 2 coders/annotators/raters. This labeling effort leads to a confusion matrix like the one in ...
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Strange values of Cohen's kappa

I have two raters who agree on 93% on the cases (two options: yes or no). However, when calculating cohens kappa through crosstabs in spss I get really strange outcomes like -0.42 with a sig. of ...