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Reading Difficulty Levels of Selected Articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education and Journal of Historical Research in Music Education


Abstract Readability formulas are used widely in education, and increasingly in business and government. Over 30 years of research on more than 200 readability formulas has demonstrated moderate to strong predictive correlations with reading comprehension. In this study, five well-known readability formulas correlated highly with each other when applied to selected recent historical articles (N = 22) from two music education research journals. The mean level of difficulty (readability) for all 22 articles was grade 14.04, near the beginning of the second year of college. Since research shows that most people read below their highest completed school grade and also prefer easier materials, this is probably an appropriate level of difficulty for the p... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Humphreys, Alexandra (ASU author) / Humphreys, Jere (ASU author) / Arizona State University. ASU Library / Arizona State University. School of Music
Subject Education
Series MUSIC EDUCATION RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL
Type Text
Extent 11 pages
Language English
Identifier ISSN: 1938-6435
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Humphreys, A., & Humphreys, J. (2013). Reading Difficulty Levels of Selected Articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education and Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Music Education Research International, Volume 6, 2013.
Note Abstract in Chinese
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