ERIC Number: ED106730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Maintaining Reliability in a Longitudinal Study. National Consortium for Humanizing Education, Interim Report No. 1.
Roebuck, Flora N.; And Others
Because of the duration and magnitude of this overall project, maintaining inter-rater reliability presented several problems. Since the study was designed to compare teacher behavior across a three-year time span, it was necessary to maintain reliability across that time period. The use of student raters posed additional problems of mobility and lack of professional commitment. In order to reach and maintain the desired levels of reliability, solutions to these problems were devised in two major areas: (1) commitment building-activities designed to make the raters believe that the work they were doing was worthwhile and important; and (2) training-activities designed to help students reach the desired level of reliability on ratings. The major portion of the document contains the actual training modules used in the rater training activities. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Humanizing Education, Monroe, LA.