Research Day 4 (06/07/21)

first day of reliability coding

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Behavioral coding projects need to make sure that people are coding reliably. In order to check this 10% of the data is coded and compared by 2 people to see how similar their scores are to see if there needs to be any changes or clarifications on the coding scheme.

This morning I had a meeting to discuss my first comparison with a phd researcher, and I'm happy to say our scores were good for a first attempt at 0.63 and 0.86 - anything above 0.7 is good with the best being closest to 1. After going back over trials to improve them and doing some more trials - i got this up to 0.64 and 0.97!

So altogether today I did 2 more new trials and re did 2 trials after I received feedback from them.

I'm also receiving a laptop today which will suit the software better so hopefully with that and some more practise I will get faster at this new coding!

Ellen Lavender

Scholar, University of York

I'm a 2nd year psychology MSci student specialising in developmental disorders. My project focuses around the development attention in infants and if certain maternal strategies scaffold joint attention and how this varies cross culturally in the UK and Uganda.

I'm really excited for the Laidlaw programme by building my confidence through the leadership programme and exploring my passion for research further!