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HOLSTI: Stata module to compute Holsti intercoder reliability coefficients


  • Alexander Staudt


  • Mona Krewel

    (Victoria University of Wellington)

  • Julia Partheymüller

    (Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung)

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holsti calculates the Holsti intercoder reliability coefficient in order to assess coder reliability when doing media content analyses. The coefficient can be calculated either for one given variable or for different coders. Therefore, concordant and discordant codings between coders are computed. In addition to the reliability coefficient, holsti permits the creation of a variable counting the number of discordant codings for each observation, making it it easier to further analyze cases with many deviant codings.

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  • Alexander Staudt & Mona Krewel & Julia Partheymüller, 2013. "HOLSTI: Stata module to compute Holsti intercoder reliability coefficients," Statistical Software Components S457749, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 15 Jan 2015.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457749
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install holsti". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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