[IPAC-List] Readability measures

Joel Wiesen jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com
Mon Oct 25 13:34:17 EDT 2010

Can anyone point me to work in the area of readability that involves
criterion-related validation of readability measures, such as with cloze



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Joel P. Wiesen, Ph.D., Director
Applied Personnel Research
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On 10/25/10 10:29 AM, Michael McDaniel (WSF) wrote:

> My understanding (which may be incorrect) of the readability formulas is

> that they are diagnostic of reading comprehensibility but are not

> measures of the causes of reading comprehensibility. Considered 'passive

> activity' in the IRS instructions. It is a complex set of text. Making

> the sentences shorter and re-writing with words of fewer syllables, does

> not make the text easier to understand.


> Mike


> Michael A. McDaniel

> Sent from Droid phone


> On Oct 24, 2010 9:48 PM, "Joel Wiesen"

> <jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com

> <mailto:jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com>> wrote:

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