Humans can be calibrated, although most people like to think otherwise. The commonly used standard, Attribute Agreement Analysis, or what is called AAA, is a handy tool in helping to do this. At its barest, Attribute Agreement Analysis is a method in which the level of agreement or conformance between the appraisal made by the appraiser(s) and the standard is assessed. Then, the elements used for the appraisal that have the highest levels of disagreement with the standard are identified.
The two methods of the Attribute Agreement Analysis
The Attribute Agreement Analysis uses two primary methods of assessing the agreement of the attribute with the standard:
– The percentage or extent to which the appraisals agree with the standard
– Kappa statistics, or the percentage or extent to which adjustment is made between the agreement between the appraisals and the standard and the percentage of agreement that happens by chance
The three aspects of Attribute Agreement Analysis
Attribute Agreement Analysis has three aspects: Agreement with oneself, Agreement to a peer, and Agreement to the standard. When calibrating humans, the use of Attribute Agreement Analysis calls for control plans that need to be in put in place for “MSA” analysis on key processes. An AAA may be described as a “Measurement Systems Analysis” (MSA) for attributes.
The Attribute Agreement Analysis method is useful to auditing professionals, to whom it makes sense to understand the effectiveness of these methods when these are used by their clientele and/or in their own organization.
Gain learning of Attribute Agreement Analysis
The ways by which Attribute Agreement Analysis can be comprehended and used effectively will be the learning a webinar being organized by Compliance4All, a provider of cost-effective regulatory compliance trainings for a wide range of regulated industries, is offering.
The speaker at this webinar is Jd Marhevko, Vice President of Quality and Lean for Accuride Corporation, who has been involved in Operations and Quality/Lean/Six Sigma efforts across a variety of industries for more than 25 years. To gain insights into the inner aspects of Attribute Agreement Analysis, please register for this webinar by logging on to
The “Statistical AAA” and the Kappa value
At this webinar, Jd will review both the “Statistical AAA” and the Kappa value, as well as the confidence levels for the result bands and incorporation of AAA into the Control Plan and frequency of calibration.
She will assess the pros and cons while discussing the general benefits of reductions in arguments (what is good or not) internal/ external rework, returns, premium freight, etc.
A number of uses from the Attribute Agreement Analysis method
This explanation will help participants understand ways by which they can apply this tool while learning how to bring down business costs. Jd will evaluate the benefits of human calibration by reviewing the three basic types of agreements.
The important learning this session will give is that it will enable participants to learn the ways of developing, creating, executing and interpreting an Attribute Agreement Analysis so that an accurate and repeatable disposition can be made and rework and returns can be effectively reduced.
At this webinar on Attribute Agreement Analysis, which will be highly useful to professionals such as Quality and Engineering system practitioners, Directors, Engineers, Analysts and Managers, Jd will cover the following areas:
o To help people understand how AAA can be effectively utilized for mitigating business loss
o Increased understanding of how to actually perform the analysis
o Build confidence in the ability to calibrate a human operator.