ERIC Number: ED099817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Application of Structure-of-Intellect and Psycholinguistic Concepts to Reading Comprehensibility Measurement.
Siegel, Arthur I.; Burkett, James R.
Air Force training depends to a considerable extent on the transmission of information through textual materials. This study was performed to define and clarify methods for increasing the capability of written materials to transfer information to the reader. Variables drawn from current psycholinguistic and intellective function literature were defined and related to current theories of learning. Then, for each variable, two sets of reading materials were developed and administered to the airmen. After reading the materials, the airmen were tested to determine how well they comprehend the various materials. Comparison of the comprehension of materials which were heavily loaded with psycholinguistic and intellective variables with comprehensibility of materials which were low on these variables provided the basis for statements relative to the effects of manipulating these variables. The results were recorded and analyzed and new techniques for judging the comprehensibility of textual materials have been developed and made available. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.