Comparing different readability formulas on the examples of science-technology and social science textbooks


Izgi U., Seker B. S.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.178-182 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.089
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-182

Abstract

The aim of this article is to compare various formulas to determine the readability levels of texts in 4th and 5th grade Social Science and Science-Technology text books. For this purpose, "Flesch, FOG, Gunning, Sonmez and Atesman" readability formulas were used. The study sample comprised of randomly selected 4 texts which were used in 4th and 5th grade Social Science and Science-Technology textbooks in the 2009-2010 academic year at Ankara. As a result, when the readability levels of texts in the textbooks are examined, it has been revealed that the results of formulas' are not consistent with each other. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu