How to report reliability in orthodontic research: Part 1.

  title={How to report reliability in orthodontic research: Part 1.},
  author={Richard E. Donatelli and Shin-Jae Lee},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={144 1},
In reporting reliability, duplicate measurements are often needed to determine if measurements are sufficiently in agreement among the observers (interobserver agreement) and/or within the same observer (intraobserver agreement). Some reports are often analyzed inappropriately using paired t tests and/or correlation coefficients. The aim of this article is to highlight the statistical problems of reliability testing using paired t tests and correlation coefficients and to encourage good… CONTINUE READING

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