Observer Agreement: Cumulative Effects of Rating Many Samples Twelve observers rated the stuttering severity of 400 different samples during four sessions to see if the experience of listening to and rating many samples affected parameters of observer agreement. Indices of agreement showed no change within or over sessions; overall level of rating and patterns of errors for observers ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1969
Observer Agreement: Cumulative Effects of Rating Many Samples
 
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  • Martin A. Young
    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1969
Observer Agreement: Cumulative Effects of Rating Many Samples
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 135-143. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.135
History: Received March 19, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 135-143. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.135
History: Received March 19, 1968

Twelve observers rated the stuttering severity of 400 different samples during four sessions to see if the experience of listening to and rating many samples affected parameters of observer agreement. Indices of agreement showed no change within or over sessions; overall level of rating and patterns of errors for observers remained moderately stable within and over sessions. Simply rating many samples should not be construed as training. The data from this study can be a baseline for comparing conditions that may increase observer agreement.

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