Questions tagged [metrics]

This tag should be used for questions about the usage of metrics in your writing, such as finding metrics that help you measure problems that you have encountered in your writing or learning more about problems these metrics bring with them.

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Is Grammarly's “Engaging” metric trustworthy?

Grammarly has an "engaging" metric on its web page when you submit a document for autocorrection. Is this metric trustworthy? What is it based upon? Is there an objective theory behind it or is it ...
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Does this technique that deals with syllable meters have a name?

On the poem extract below I noticed the following technique and it sounded really familiar, reminding me of punk rock songs and some strong man speeches (I know this is super vague, if I remember any ...
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Can “numbers” be good doc performance metrics? Is there a way to meaningfully interpret the quantitative user data we gather?

I work on developer documentation at a tech startup. As of now, we implement the following feedback mechanisms: We have a thumbs-up/down feedback system on each page of the docs site. If a user ...
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What are some appropriate uses of readability tests?

Do you use readability metrics (such as Gunning fog or Flesch-Kincaid) as you're working on a piece? If so, how do you use them, and what benefit do you get from using them?
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How much time do you spend writing one page on average? [closed]

I'm writing a technical book about one programming technology and would like to compare how much time other authors spend on one page (on average). I rarely write a page and am done with it, quite ...