An Analysis of the Relationship between Readability of Air Force Procedural Manuals and Discrepancies Involving Non-Compliance with the Procedures.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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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
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