Project Name: Expert Concordance
Project Status: Completed
Period: 2011 – 2012
Project Aim: Verification of the level of agreement among experts-graphologist on the evaluation of handwriting signs and personality traits.
Short Description: The expert-graphologists evaluated 81 handwritings. Their task was to quantitatively evaluate a set of handwriting signs and a list of personality traits on a scale from 1 to 9. Their evaluations were proven statistically in regard of the agreement among them.
Method: Kendall Concordance, Friedman Test.
- There was detected a high, statistically significant agreement among experts on all involved handwriting signs.
Conclusion: The evaluation of handwriting signs is highly objective and reliable, if done by professional graphologists. In future experiments it is enough to involve only one graphologist.
- The agreement on all involved personality traits was as well statistically significant although the deviation was higher than for handwriting signs.
Conclusion: The positive result can be predicted for other traits. That is, their evaluation done by professional graphologists is reliable – the graphologists agree among themselves.
Participants: Dr. Marie Anne Nauer, Dr. Yury Chernov, Boris Peterka.