Advancing Research Methodology

In an interdisciplinary project funded by the Zukunftskolleg Margarita Stolarova and Tanja Rinker together with their students Corinna Wolf and Aenne Brielmann could demonstrate, how reliability and agreement of ratings need to be analyzed and reported, in order to prevent misinterpretation of results in clinical and educational research. They published a methodological paper that deals with widespread shortcomings in assessing inter-rater agreement and reliability, common in many disciplines, such as education, linguistics and to a lesser degree in psychology. It is the first out of two papers summarizing the results of the interdisciplinary project entitled “Language acquisition in the context of early non-parental care and multilingualism”. It has been published in an open access journal and is thus freely accessible under: