Accession Number : AD0782842
Title : Effective Technical Communications, Copy Preparation and Reproduction - Motivation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
Personal Author(s) : Davis,Richard M.
Report Date : 31 JUL 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 92
Abstract : The effects of three variables in the copy preparation and reproduction of a written technical message upon the effectiveness of the message were tested on six audiences in a 2x2x2 factorial experiment. The message was a 2342 word passage describing a simple mechanical device. Variables tested were margins (straight or ragged), corrections (clean or sloppy), and reproduction (clean or dirty). Effectiveness of the message was measured by a comprehension test, reading time, judgments of the author's knowledge of his subject, and judgments of the author's competence as a writer. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Reading, *Perception(Psychology), Skills, Intelligibility, Education, Students
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE