ERIC Number: EJ500785
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Readability of Home Appliance Instruction Manuals: An Assessment with Children.
Wessel, Judith A.; Hunt, Fern E.
Home Economics Research Journal, v22 n2 p118-37 Dec 1993
Using cloze tests on 13 home appliance manuals with 477 children aged 8-17 resulted in mean scores clustered in the 30-40% range. Low comprehension was attributed to either unfamiliarity with technical information, poor reading skills, or poorly written manuals. Recommendations for improving readability to ensure children's safety were made. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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