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# Compare two magazines a female magazine and a male magazine.

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Introduction

## Investigation

I am going to compare two magazines a female magazine and a male magazine. The 2 magazines that I will be comparing are:

Female magazine titled “J17” (April 2003)- this magazine is aimed at an age 17 or over female who likes to know the latest fashion and gossip.

Male magazine titled “Max Power” (April 2003)- this magazine is aimed at any aged, male, who likes cars.

I want to find out that overall you have to be more intelligent to be able to read J17 than you do to be able to read Max Power.

On that point, this is what I think my results will be:

Hypothesis (1): I think that the people that read J17 are going to be more intelligent than the people that read Max Power because Max Power is mostly pictures of topless “supermodels”, and I believe that the reason that most males by the magazine is for the topless “supermodels”.

Hypothesis (2):I think that even after doing the first investigation I think I will find that the readability index of Max Power will be higher than the readability index of J17 because Max Power is a car magazine and it will be harder to read the scientific car words than J17’s “gossip language”.

## Hypothesis (1): I am going to get a list of the year group year 10 and I am going to send out some questionnaires.

Middle

Set 5

Frequency

Male

-

0

2

1

4

4

Female

-

4

3

1

1

0

Key

- Represents which one I am talking about

This is a graph of myENGLISHresults I have chosen to do a line graph so that I am able to put 2 sets of data on the one graph so that I can compare the data.

A graph showing the amount of girls

and boys in eachENGLISHset

Boys =

Girls =

How

Many

Girls

Or

Boys

Are In

Each

Set.

Sets

Conclusion for ENGLISH graph:

The graph shows me that my prediction was right yet again. I can tell this because the girls line starts high again and then declines quite rapidly and then slowly and the boys line starts much lower than the girls line and then goes up a lot, then down and then rapidly climbs right up to 4 people in set 5, so this shows that there is much more girls in set 1 than there is girls in set 5. It also shows that there are much more boys in set 5 than there is boys in set 1.

Overall Conclusion for Hypothesis (1):

Hypothesis (1) has been proved correctly on every graph and I have proved the same thing that the girls that read J17 are more intelligent than the boys that read Max Power.

## Hypothesis (2):

The number of whole sentences = 5

100                       = x    therefore     100  = 20    therefore   x = 20

The number of whole sentences                                5

The number of words with 3 or more syllables (omitting capitalized words like Geri Halliwell) = 9   therefore    y = 9

Now    x + y = z      therefore     20 + 9 = 29     therefore     z = 29

Now    z multiplied by 0.3 (and that gives the grade equivalent)

Therefore   29 * 0.3 = 8.7

The number of whole sentences = 6

100                       = x   therefore  100  = 16.7 (to 3sf)  therefore   x = 16.7

The number of whole sentences                            6

Conclusion

A BIT of the cars.

Evaluation

I think my investigations were very fair and I have used more investigations than I thought I would have done. I was constantly going back to my hypothesis and what I was going to do and I had to change a few things. Like in Hypothesis (2) I was just going to do 1 sample and I changed it to 4 samples for each magazine, this gave me a better and more accurate mean, but I still think that on the whole the investigation was fair.

I think the method I used was suitable for data handling because I used a lot of work that we have done in this Data Handling module. I think I could have used more Data Handling techniques; I could have probably done 3 box plots on Hypothesis (1) instead of 3 line graphs. I feel that this might have been the way to go about it because they were much more complicated techniques to use but they would’ve shown me a better picture of what was going on.

Every one of my measurements were correct and every one I did properly and I didn’t cheat by estimating when it came down to counting the 400 words.

I think if I had of done more samples I would have got better results but saying that when I did 4 samples in Hypothesis (2) I think 4 was enough for the investigation to be reliable.

If I had the chance to do my investigation again I would have used more data handling techniques that I have learnt in class. That would have given me far stronger and reliable results and I think my conclusion would have consisted of much more evidence.

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