In statistics, inter-rater reliability (also called by various similar names, such as inter-rater agreement, inter-rater concordance, interobserver reliability , and so on) is the degree of agreement among raters.
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Electric shock for drivers of cars just out of warranty Electrical gremlins are the faults most likely to provide motorists with an unwanted repair bill just as their car exits the standard three-year manufacturer’s warranty period, according to Warranty Direct’s Reliability Index. While some car makers offer longer new car warranties, sometimes of up to seven years, most... Read More
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Conclusions.— Subjective editor ratings of individual reviewers were moderately reliable and correlated with reviewer ability to report manuscript flaws. Individual reviewer rate of recommendation for acceptance and decision congruence might be thought to be markers of a discriminating (ie, high-quality) reviewer, but these variables were poorly correlated with editors' ratings of review quality or the reviewer's ability to detect flaws in a fictitious manuscript. Therefore, they cannot be substituted for actual quality ratings by editors.
The implications of the above equation are that the combined availability of two components in series is always lower than the availability of its individual components. Consider the system in the figure above. Part X and Y are connected in series. The table below shows the availability and downtime for individual components and the series combination.