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Kimberley Hardy G11 Data Handling Introduction I have been given a piece of G.C.S.E coursework to investigate whether broadsheet newspapers have longer words than tabloids. Hypothesis My hypothesis is that broadsheet newspapers do have longer words than tabloid newspaers. Some broadsheet newspapers include * The Times * The Gaurdian * The Independant These kinds of newspapers are usually associated with business men and higher class. Tabloid newspapers include * The Mirror * The Sun These newspapers have more gossip, so they are usually associated with lower class. This is the reason why I think broadsheets have longer words than tabloids, because the broadsheets target market is educated people. ...read more.

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Specify the problem and plan Collect data from a variety of sources Interpret and discuss data Process and represent data After I have collected my data I will be analysing it using bar charts, mean, mode, median, range, circumulative frequency, interquartile range, box plots and pie charts. Results I have collected my results from an article in the Guardian and the Mirror. The Gaurdian (broadsheet) number of letters in words Total 1 3 2 7 3 16 4 18 5 15 6 7 7 11 8 4 9 10 10 5 11 3 12 1 Total 100 The Mirror (tobloid) Number of letters in words Total 1 4 2 7 3 34 4 21 5 6 6 12 7 5 8 ...read more.

Conclusion

mode=3 Median 100/2=50 I will count the numbers in the total column, and when I reach 50 I will stop this is because this is the middle number. median=4 Range The highest number of letters in a word is 10. The lowest number of letters in a word is 1 10-1=9 range=9 I am going to put all the averages I have found in to a table Mirror (tabloid) Gaurdian (broadsheet) Mode 3 4 Mean 4.42 5.48 Median 4 5 Range 9 11 These averages show that there is a small difference between the average word length of a tabloid and a broadsheet. However this difference is too small to be conclusive. ...read more.

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