[Rasch] inter-rater agreement

Parisa Daftari Fard pdaftaryfard at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 15 00:35:49 EST 2013

I remember once, I have heard that separation and reliability are the same and we don't need to report both, if I am correct. Also you can find the related info in the following link
BestParisa Daftarifard
--- On Fri, 1/11/13, shirin shirazi <shirin.shirazi at gmail.com> wrote:

From: shirin shirazi <shirin.shirazi at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Rasch] inter-rater agreement
To: rasch at acer.edu.au
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:29 PM

Dear Professor Hess,

Thanks a lot for your helpful answer. 

 I read in an article "unlike the traditional concept of inter-rater reliability, the reliability of rater separation signifies consistent pattern of rater disagreement, in other words, the higher the value, the lower inter-rater reliability." Is this statement correct? Running Facets we got rater measurement report in which we have this rater separation index and as well as inter-rater agreement opportunities followed by observed and exact agreement. My question is these two pieces of information are reporting the same result or not? 

Great Regards,


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM, Robert Hess <Robert.Hess at asu.edu> wrote:

The issue is not as simple as the general notion of inter-rater reliability in a classical sense. There are actually two different levels of questions that need to be examined. The first we might interpret as between scorer (or rater) consistency. This refers to the extent to which all raters in general tend to score high ability students as high, medium ability students as medium, and low ability students as low (somewhat similar to the notion of inter-rater reliability but not really the same). The second refers to within-rater issues. In this area the concerns are tri-fold: 1) rater consistency: is a rater consistent in their scoring (always scoring high ability students as high, low ability students as low, etc.); 2) rater severity: is a rater more severe on students than other raters or is a rater more lenient than other raters; & 3) if scores are based on more than one trait is there a halo effect – in other words, does the first trait scored
 dictate the level of scores receive by following traits.
There are a whole plethora of articles available that can describe these influences in much greater detail.
 Robert Hess
Emeritus Professor of Measurement and EvaluationArizona State University
From: rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au [mailto:rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au] On Behalf Of shirin shirazi

Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 7:11 AM
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Subject: [Rasch] inter-rater agreement 
Dear List Members,

I have a question about inter-rater agreement obtained through Facets analysis.

It is said in the literature if observed inter-rater agreement > expected agreement, then raters behave like rating machines (higher inter-rater reliability); if we take it right, then what if separation and reliability of the same sample are high, then can we interpret it as low inter-rater agreement? should they be in line with each other or do they report two distinct issues?

Your answers are highly appreciated


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