Accession Number:

AD0750917

Title:

An Analysis of the Relationship between Readability of Air Force Procedural Manuals and Discrepancies Involving Non-Compliance with the Procedures.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1972-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

Readability of Air Force logistics procedural manuals is generally too high for their readers. The readers, from different Air Force Specialties AFS, are faced with a readabilityreading ability gap when using the procedural manuals. This gap was found to correlate directly with the frequency of discrepancies actually found over a two year period by Air Defense Command ADC Headquarters Inspector Generals Staff. Additionally, USAF manuals in the 66-, 67-, 70-, 75-, series were tested for readability using the Fog Count method. Mean readability was 17th grade 95 one side confidence interval, with a standard deviation of 4.5 grades 95 one sided confidence interval. Recommendations for action to correct the problem areas found by the study are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE