Reliability of anthropometric methods and replicate measurements

John H. Himes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Spearman‐Brown Prophesy formula, derived from psychometrics, may be used in anthropometric studies to describe the relationship between the intraclass reliability coefficient for a single measurement and the reliability resulting from the mean of replicate measurements. This theory may be applied to determine expected reliabilities of anthropometric protocols using replicate measurements and to determine the numbers of replicate measurements necessary to achieve desired levels of reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1989

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Measurement
  • Reliability

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reliability of anthropometric methods and replicate measurements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this