How reliable are group informant ratings? A test of food security ratings in Honduras uri icon

abstract

  • The reliability of food security rating was tested in a rural area of Honduras. Twenty workshops were conducted among members of producer associations in 13 different communities. Participants were split into small sets of three to five persons, and each set was asked to rate the food security status of all households in their association. Measures of interrater agreement suggest the method is not highly reliable. The authors put forward six different hypotheses to explain the poor reliability of the rating method. These hypotheses are used to suggest future research directions. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 1998
  • 1998