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Hamby, Tyler – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
In this study, the author examined potential mediators of the negative relationship between the absolute difference in items' lengths and their inter-item correlation size. Fifty-two randomly ordered items from five personality scales were administered to 622 university students, and 46 respondents from a survey website rated the items'…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Difficulty Level
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Sinha, Manjira; Basu, Anupam – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
In this work, we have investigated text readability in Bangla language. Text readability is an indicator of the suitability of a given document with respect to a target reader group. Therefore, text readability has huge impact on educational content preparation. The advances in the field of natural language processing have enabled the automatic…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Readability, Foreign Countries, Computation
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Crossley, Scott A.; Skalicky, Stephen; Dascalu, Mihai; McNamara, Danielle S.; Kyle, Kristopher – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Research has identified a number of linguistic features that influence the reading comprehension of young readers; yet, less is known about whether and how these findings extend to adult readers. This study examines text comprehension, processing, and familiarity judgment provided by adult readers using a number of different approaches (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension, Readability, Adults
Fan, Zhewei – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Product-and process-oriented, this dissertation focuses on both the explicitness in translated texts and the implementation of explicitation in Chinese-English translation. In doing so, it provides a new cognitive framework for understanding explicitation as a strategic process. A specially designed study of the translation process facilitates the…
Descriptors: English, Chinese, Translation, Language Research
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Kouame, Julien B. – Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 2010
Background: Readability tests are indicators that measure how easy a document can be read and understood. Simple, but very often ignored, readability statistics cannot only provide information about the level of difficulty of the readability of particular documents but also can increase an evaluator's credibility. Purpose: The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Readability, Readability Formulas, Evaluation Methods, Literacy
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Akinbobola, Akinyemi Olufunminiyi – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study assessed the readability of the four recommended physics textbooks in senior secondary schools in Osun State of Nigeria. A total of 25 physics teachers and 300 senior secondary three (SS3) physics students were randomly selected in the 12 secondary schools used for the study. A survey design was used for the study. Results showed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
Finnegan, Denis Michael Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between employees' reading skills, E-learning readability, student learning, and student satisfaction. The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) form 10 Level A instrument evaluated student-reading skills. The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Index course assessed…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Readability, Reading Skills, Adult Basic Education
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Werderich, Donna E.; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2013
In this article, the authors describe a mixed-methods study in which an adapted Motivation to Write Profile (MWP)--the CLMWP--was used to investigate the conceptualizations, perceptions, and practices of adolescent writers. Results of this study suggested that participants held differing conceptualizations of writing, depending on the context. In…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Attitude Measures
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Mohammadi, Jahangir – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This paper is devoted to finding adequate answers to the following queries: (A) what are the segmental and syllabic pattern errors made by Kurdish students in their pronunciation? (B) Can the problematic areas in pronunciation be predicted by a systematic comparison of the sound systems of both native and target languages? (C) Can there be any…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation, Error Patterns
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Rojas-Guyler, Liliana; Britigan, Denise H.; King, Keith A.; Zulig, Judy; Vaughn, Lisa M. – Health Educator, 2016
Purpose: To determine sources of health information of Latinos and assess associations with acculturation level, functional health literacy and demographics. Methods: Focus groups (n = 40) and Semi-structured survey interviews were conducted with adults (n = 212). Results: Over 60% of respondents had lived in the country for less than 10 years,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Access to Information, Help Seeking
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Cazorla, Miguel; Viejo, Diego – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
Machine vision is an important subject in computer science and engineering degrees. For laboratory experimentation, it is desirable to have a complete and easy-to-use tool. In this work we present a Java library, oriented to teaching computer vision. We have designed and built the library from the scratch with emphasis on readability and…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Vision
DuBay, William H. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this book is to introduce the research on readability, defined here as reading ease. The first part of the book covers how people read. A series of national literacy surveys show that the average person in the U.S. and most other countries are adults of limited reading skills. For example, the average adult in the U.S. reads at the…
Descriptors: Readability, Readability Formulas, Reading Rate, Reading Research
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Zendi, Asma; Bouhadada, Tahar; Bousbia, Nabila – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Semiformal EMLs are developed to facilitate the adoption of educational modeling languages (EMLs) and to address practitioners' learning design concerns, such as reusability and readability. In this article, SDLD (Structure Dialogue Learning Design) is presented, which is a semiformal EML that aims to improve controllability of learning design…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Artificial Languages, Improvement, Educational Quality
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Gahagan, Jacqueline C.; Jason, Timothy; Leduc, Derek – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Male adolescents underutilize youth health centers' (YHC) services despite facing a variety of significant health issues. The purpose of our study was to explore adolescent males' perceptions of health service needs, utilization of YHC services, and barriers and facilitators for such utilization as a function of school grade among a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Adolescents, School Health Services
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Balogun, Joseph; Abiona, Titilayo; Lukobo-Durrell, Mainza; Adefuye, Adedeji; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose; Yakut, Yavuz – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: This comparative study evaluated the readability and test-retest reliability of a questionnaire designed to assess the attitudes, beliefs behaviours and sources of information about HIV/AIDS among young adults recruited from universities in the United States of America (USA), Turkey and South Africa. Design/Setting: The instrument was…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Test Reliability, Difficulty Level, Young Adults
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