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Activity Number: 353
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Nonparametric Statistics
Abstract - #306014
Title: Measuring Similarity Between Responses to Repeated Questions
Author(s): Madhuri Mulekar*+ and C Scott Brown
Companies: University of South Alabama and University of South Alabama
Address: Dept of Math & Stat, Mobile, AL, 36688, United States
Keywords: Similarity index ; measure of association ; repeated observations

Similarity between objects is determined by comparing different characteristics, as a result the definition of similarity varies depending on the situation. Similarity measures are often used to study the association between two factors. In this study, we use similarity measures to determine the reliability of binary responses on repeated questionnaires. The technique is demonstrated using data collected from a nursing study.

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