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ERIC Number: EJ141604
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Publication Date: 1976
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A Comparison of the Readability of Abstracts with Their Source Documents
King, Rosemary
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 27, 2, 118-21, Mar-Apr 76
Readability levels of 30 items from Child Development Abstracts and 30 passages from their corresponding journal articles were compared by a CAL SNOBOL computer program referenced to a cloze criterion. Results supported the hypothesis that abstracts were more difficult to read than their source documents. (Author)
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