An Application of Readability Techniques to Prediction of Difficulty Level of Shorthand Dictation Materials

by Joy L. (Joy Lanier) Henshall

Institution: North Texas State University
Year: 1971
Keywords: Shorthand; readability; Shorthand  – Study and teaching.; Readability (Literary style)
Record ID: 1540571
Full text PDF: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278023/


It was the purpose of this study to determine whether one or a combination of adult readability formulas, when applied to shorthand dictation material, could predict difficulty, as well as to develop a shorthand formula for this specific purpose. In addition, the questions of comparative reliability and practicability were tested with respect to the two kinds of formulas as applied to the shorthand material.