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Are two authors better than one? Can writing in pairs affect the readability of academic blogs?

Hartley, James and Cabanac, Guillaume Are two authors better than one? Can writing in pairs affect the readability of academic blogs? (2016) Scientometrics, 109 (3). 2119-2122. ISSN 0138-9130

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2116-x

Abstract

The literature on academic writing suggests that writing in pairs leads to more readable papers than writing alone. We wondered whether academic blog posts written alone or in pairs would vary in style. We collected a corpus of 104 posts published with the LSE Impact of the Social Sciences blog. We found no differences in average sentence length between single- and co-authored posts. However, the posts written in pairs were slightly less readable than the single-authored posts, which challenges the current view on the advantages of writing in pairs.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com The original PDF of this chapter can be found at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-016-2116-x
HAL Id:hal-01466647
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Keele University (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Deposited On:26 Jan 2017 16:32

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