Twins and the study of rater (dis)agreement.

  title={Twins and the study of rater (dis)agreement.},
  author={Meike Bartels and Dorret I. Boomsma and James J. Hudziak and Toos C. E. M. van Beijsterveldt and Edwin J. C. G. van den Oord},
  journal={Psychological methods},
  volume={12 4},
Genetically informative data can be used to address fundamental questions concerning the measurement of behavior in children. The authors illustrate this with longitudinal multiple-rater data on internalizing problems in twins. Valid information on the behavior of a child is obtained for behavior that multiple raters agree upon and for rater-specific perception of the child's behavior. Rater-disagreement variance varsigma2(rd) accounted for 35% of the individual differences in internalizing… CONTINUE READING

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