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Table 3 Krippendorff’s coefficient for evaluation of the reliability of choices

From: How do Lebanese patients perceive the ideal doctor based on the CanMEDS competency framework?

  Alpha coefficient LL95%CI UL95%CI Units Observers Pairs
7 dimensions 0.4473 0.3954 0.4946 7 125 54,126
Choice A 0.2312 0.1462 0.3195 5 125 38,750
Choice B 0.0673 −0.0312 0.1622 5 125 38,750
Choice C 0.2844 0.1036 0.4821 2 125 15,500
Choice D 0.0298 −0.1237 0.1988 3 125 23,250
Choice E 0.2848 0.1826 0.3782 4 125 31,000
Choice F 0.0065 −0.1118 0.1238 4 125 31,000
Choice G 0.0586 −0.0549 0.1597 4 125 31,000
  1. Krippendorff’s alpha coefficient = 1 depicts high reliability and coefficient = 0.0000 a null reliability; LL95%CI, lower limit of the 95% confidence interval; UL95%CI, higher limit of the 95% confidence interval;
  2. A, Medical Expert; B, Communicator; C, Health Advocate; D, Collaborator; E, Professional; F, Leader; G, Scholar