ERIC Number: ED070941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-15
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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Readability of Air Force Procedural Manuals and Discrepancies Involving Non-Compliance with the Procedures.
Johnson, Keith H.; And Others
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 readability/reading 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 General's 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 problem areas found by the study are included. (Author).
Descriptors: Guides, Instructional Materials, Masters Theses, Military Personnel, Readability, Reading Ability
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-750 917, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.