# Tagged Questions

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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### 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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### Computing Cohen's Kappa variance (and standard errors)

The Kappa ($\kappa$) statistic was introduced in 1960 by Cohen [1] to measure agreement between two raters. Its variance, however, had been a source of contradictions for quite a some time. My ...
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### Inter-rater reliability for ordinal or interval data

Which inter-rater reliability methods are most appropriate for ordinal or interval data? I believe that "Joint probability of agreement" or "Kappa" are designed for nominal data. Whilst "Pearson" and ...
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### Inter-rater reliability with many non-overlapping raters

I have a data set of 11,000+ distinct items, each of which was classified on a nominal scale by at least 3 different raters on Amazon's Mechanical Turk. 88 different raters provided judgments for ...
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### Assessing and testing inter-rater agreement with kappa statistic on a set of binary and Likert items?

I am trying to calculate inter-rater reliability scores for 10 survey questions (on which there were 2 raters)--seven questions are binary (yes/no), and 3 are Likert-scale questions. Should inter-...
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### Is the power for a Kappa test the same as underlying z-test?

The Kappa ($\kappa$) test is a Z-test kind of test. If I am not very wrong, to compute the $\kappa$ test, we can just estimate the appropriate variance $\hat {var}(\hat\kappa)$ for the kappa statistic ...
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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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### Ordered category agreement

I have data on two processes, where the process assigns elements into ordered bins. I am interested in testing for agreement between the processes. What is the best way to do this (R code)? Here is ...
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### Adjusting kappa inter-rater agreement for prevalence

I am trying to calculate kappa scores for present/absent decisions made by two raters and I have heard that they can be adjusted for prevalence of the object of measurement. Can anyone advise on how ...
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### Inconsistency of findings between Kappa and ICC for IRR study

I used the following R script to calculate the Kappa and ICC for a measured done by two raters on 23 subjects: ...
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### Are there good reasons to use Cohen's Kappa over Gwet's AC1?

Stats newbie here, please bear with me. I've been researching inter-rater reliability in order to figure out what I will be using for my thesis study. The most common used test for this in my field/...
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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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### 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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### How do I calculate reliability between an algorithm and multiple human experts?

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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 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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### 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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### How should I interpret Fleiss' kappa when it equals NaN?

I noticed that when I have tables which the values are only 0 and 1, I get a kappa of 1 when the table is completely full of one, and when I have a table of zeros I get NaN as result using the irr ...
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### Is it statistically correct and safe to calculate Kappa 2 test means of combinations of 2 against the value of a Fleiss' Kappa?

For my problem I have a group of p participants and s subjects. I was suggested to calculate the Kappa Cohen Test on ...
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### What is currently the more accepted Agreement Between Raters Statistics or most referenced paper?

I found a question that is related here, but it doesn't really goes on what I want to know. I found a couple of papers using Kappa Statistic from 2006, and 2010, but afterwards I found other authors ...
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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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### 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 0.677....
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### Classification/evaluation metrics for highly imbalanced data

I deal with a fraud detection (credit-scoring-like) problem. As such there is a highly imbalanced relation between fraudulent and non-fraudulent observations. http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2016/...
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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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### Quadratic weighted kappa strength of agreement

In the case of the kappa-value there are some attempts to qualify how good or bad the agreements are. For example Landis & Koch in the article The Measurement of Observer Agreement for Categorical ...
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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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### How to calculate error matrices, K hat and var(K hat)?

I have a very simple data set consisting of three columns: Ground Truth Canopy Class, Method 1 Canopy Class and Method 2 Canopy Class. Each row in the columns represents the canopy class (i.e. 1 ...
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### Weighted Fleiss' Kappa for Interval Data

I am looking for a variant of Fleiss' Kappa to deal with interval data, rather than strictly nominal/ordinal data. The context that I intend to use it in is as follows: There are several (5-8) ...
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### Get a 95% confidence interval for Cohen's Kappa in R

I've got a study with two radiologist's reading chest x-rays and want to calculate Cohen's kappa of their agreement. The kappa2 function in the "irr" package and <...
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### Combining the standard errors of Cohen's Kappa computed for multiple rater pairs

In a study on intra-rater agreement with 8 raters, I have computed Cohen's Kappa for each of the raters and I estimated the standard error of each of the kappa values using the Jackknife method. To ...
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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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### 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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### How to calculate inter-rater reliability with multiple raters and multiple categories per item? [duplicate]

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How can I calculate percent agreement and kappa for each category?

My aim is to look at the reliability of a coding scheme which employs 7 exhaustive and mutually exclusive categories to categorise 40 "subjects" (i.e. a typical reliability study). More than 2 judges ...
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 $r$ ...