|Author||Blog Reading Ease||Paper reading ease|
|Author||Blog Reading level||Paper reading level|
From these numbers, it certainly looks as if there is a difference, but what about formal proof? I analyzed these numbers using SPSS v13. The Shapiro-Wilk test suggests that these values can be treated as normally distributed, so I ran a two-way ANOVA test which showed that there is a statistically significant difference between the reading ease and readling level scores for blog writing and formal peer-reviewed papers (F(11,11) = 0.0, p <0.05).
- How complex or original are the ideas expressed?
- Is the content in a logical order?
- Is there is any gender, class or cultural bias?
- Is the design and layout attractive or distracting - do any graphics help understanding (e.g. graphs)?
- Is the content and subject matter interesting and engaging to the reader?
- Who is the reader and do they have sufficient background information to appreciate the information presented?
Oh well, it was good while it lasted :-)
Writing for friends and family: The interpersonal nature of blogs. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 7.