International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Correlating Selected Variables in a Readability Index
John Michael Villar Faller

Online readability tools have been largely used for measuring texts. Determining the readability of written materials using these tools seems to have been the only option left for the researchers to do. Luckily, experimentation comes into play at times, looking at other items in readability indexes. Such is the case with this present work—it compares and contrasts selected variables there at work for the purpose of determining their relationships. Given some data drawn from a study involving readability tools, this inquiry focuses on the correlational aspect of certain variables instead of just zeroing in on the readability, or otherwise, of some given texts. With a case study on the readability of reading texts in a mandated textbook, useful readability tools were browsed, their variables correlated. The results are a number of significant relationships, and tips to benefit from their emphasis.

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