Reliability in Category Coding Systems
unitizing vs interpretive reliability in category coding systems, rating of nurse physician interactions, implications for nursing research
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Distinguishes unitizing reliability (consistency in identifying what is to be categorized across time and/or judges) from interpretive reliability (consistency in applying category labels) and argues that unitizing reliability is necessarily prior to and ensures good interpretive reliability. Examples from nursing research on confirming/disconfirming communication illustrate the point.
Was this content written or created while at USF?
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Nursing Research, v. 37, issue 1, p. 52-55
Scholar Commons Citation
Garvin, Bonnie J.; Kennedy, Carol W.; and Cissna, Kenneth N., "Reliability in Category Coding Systems" (1988). Communication Faculty Publications. 555.