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Table 3 Inter-rater reliability (Cohen’s kappa) by domain

From: A reliability assessment of a direct-observation park evaluation tool: the Parks, activity and recreation among kids (PARK) tool

Domain # Items Average Kappa Highest Kappa Lowest Kappa # Items ≥ 0.40 Kappa % Items ≥ 0.40 Kappa
Activities 55 0.65 1.00 0.10 38 84 %
Environmental Quality 11 0.63 1.00 0.22 10 91 %
Services 12 0.80 0.92 0.67 11 100 %
Safety 6 0.58 0.65 0.45 6 100 %
General Impression 6 0.47 0.59 0.35 4 67 %
Overall 90 0.63 0.83 0.36 69 88 %
  1. Note 1: 2 items are text items not included in this table
  2. Note 2: 10 items in the Activities domain and 1 item in the Services domain did not have enough response variation to calculate Cohen’s kappa