TITLE

Tips for learners of evidence-based medicine: 3. Measures of observer variability (kappa statistic)

AUTHOR(S)
McGinn, Thomas; Wyer, Peter C.; Newman, Thomas B.; Keitz, Sheri; Leipzig, Rosanne; Guyatt, Gordon
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 11, p1369
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents tips on helping clinical learners to use the concepts of kappa when applying diagnostic tests in practice. Factors to consider in defining the importance of kappa; Illustration of the qualitative classification of kappa values as degree of agreement beyond chance; Calculation of kappa and chance agreement.
ACCESSION #
15060925

 

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