Effective Technical Communications Expression - Experiment II.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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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
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