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Kappa as a measure of pattern in sequential data

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The kappa statistic is suggested as a means to index the degree to which particular patterns occur in social interaction. It is suggested that the value of the kappa statistic for each interaction be used as a dependent measure. Particular formulas for kappa are derived for undirectional dependence, bidirectional dependence, other additive patterns, and for dominance.

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Wampold, B.E. Kappa as a measure of pattern in sequential data. Qual Quant 23, 171–187 (1989).

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  • Social Interaction
  • Sequential Data
  • Dependent Measure
  • Kappa Statistic
  • Additive Pattern