Accession Number:

AD0741753

Title:

Effective Technical Communications Expression - Experiment II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The effects of four variables in the expression of a written technical message upon the effectiveness of the message were tested on four definably different audiences in a 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 factorial experiment. The message was a 2342-word passage describing a simple mechanical device and containing ten line drawings. The variables tested were sentence length, agreement in number between subject and verb, shifts in point-of-view, and spelling. The effectiveness of the message was measured by a comprehension test, reading time, judgments of the authors knowledge of his subject, and judgments of the authors competence as a writer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE