Accession Number:

AD0725143

Title:

Survey of Research on Readability of Technical Publications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1970-Jan 1971

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Since the utility of technical manuals is greatly influenced by their reading difficulty, a survey of factors affecting readability of technical publications was conducted. The work done by George Klare was relied on to a large extent for a bibliography of methods of measuring readability prior to 1966. The survey covers additional research done since that time with particular applications toward reading technical materials. The report concludes with suggested areas for human factors research in readability of technical publications.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE