Quality and Quantity

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 787–800

Measuring the Reliability of Qualitative Text Analysis Data

  • Klaus krippendorff
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Abstract

This paper reports a new tool for assessing thereliability of text interpretationsheretofore unavailable to qualitative research.It responds to a combination of twochallenges, the problem of assessing the reliabilityof multiple interpretations – asolution to this problem was anticipated earlier(Krippendorff, 1992) but not fullydeveloped – and the problem of identifying unitsof analysis within a continuum of textand similar representations (Krippendorff, 1995).The paper sketches the family ofα-coefficients, which this paper extends, andthen describes its new arrival.A computational example is included in the Appendix.

reliability qualitative text analysis unitizing multiple interpretations Krippendorff’s alpha 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus krippendorff
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  1. 1.The Annenberg School for CommunicationUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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