• Join over 1.2 million students every month
• Accelerate your learning by 29%
• Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
1. 1
1
2. 2
2
3. 3
3
4. 4
4
5. 5
5
6. 6
6
7. 7
7
• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Word count: 1089

# Find out if a tabloid paper gives a more &quot;easier&quot; read than a broadsheet paper.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Introduction

There are many different newspapers; they range from tabloid papers to the broadsheet papers. The tabloids are a lighter read to the more involving descriptive broadsheet papers. Different newspapers are written to suit these preferences.

In the tabloid papers the wording used is less profound and therefore more easily understood.

Aim

##### To find if a tabloid paper gives a more "easier" read than a broadsheet paper

Predictions

A broadsheet paper will have more letters on average per word than a tabloid paper.

A broadsheet will have longer sentence than a tabloid paper.

Objectives

1.To collect data on number of letter per word in two papers.

2.To present data in a meaningful way.

3.To interpret and analyse results and diagrams.

4.To draw conclusions on analysis, state whether the prediction is correct.

Method

The data will be collected in a stratified sample of 100 words and sentences. This should give a good overall view to the word length in a section. Similar sections from each newspaper will be counted as to keep it fair.

Middle

Mean - you have to add up all the values in a set of data and then divide that sum by the number of values in the dataset.

Median – This is the number in the very middle of a list of numbers

IQR - This is the difference between the Upper Quartile and the Lower Quartile

Standard Deviation – I am also going to work out the standard deviation of the data I have collected, as it is a good way of measuring the spread. A large measure of spread will show a higher language level, because every sentence needs small words such as "a", "it", "and", "the" and "I" to make sense, and a large measure of spread would show that there are words with a lot of letters as well. A small measure of spread would show that the word length is not varied that much, but it may mean that either the words were all mostly short, mostly long, or somewhere in-between. The formula used to find Standard Deviation is:

Conclusion

Conclusion/Evaluation

My prediction is correct. In the conclusion the results suggest that The Times has more letters per word on average than The Mirror and longer sentences, but this does not mean that this is conclusive. There is only a small sample that has been taken. If there was more time larger, wider investigations could have been taken. I could have investigated other newspapers. I could also have investigated on the size of photographs or pictures that were in the papers, to see if there was a correlation between the size and number of pictures to the size of the words. A factor for there not being enough time was that I collected the results in a group but then lost the results. So I got some old newspapers from a month ago, which were available to me and started on my own results.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers section.

## Found what you're looking for?

• Start learning 29% faster today
• 150,000+ documents available
• Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
• Join over 1.2 million students every month
• Accelerate your learning by 29%
• Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

# Related GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers essays

1. ## Assesment of Reading Difficulties in Patient AM Following the Development of Vascular Dementia.

in the case of patient BAL. Furthermore AM does not appear to make migration errors frequently. These errors are reported in the literature as a common consequence and sign of attentional dyslexia and are reported and discussed in the cases of both NY (Saffran and Coslett, 1996)

2. ## Introduction to English language.

Flying is great sport. In the first sentence, swimming is the object of the verb, and in the second, flying is the subject. Verb forms can also be used as adjectives, or words that describe nouns. In a wrecked car, the word wrecked is a past participle used as an adjective.

1. ## Which paper is easier to read, the tabloid, or the broadsheet?

I will choose my sample by choosing the first articles in each that match up with the same story and of at least 50 words each. Choosing an article with the same story from each paper is a fair comparison as the type of story can effect how easy it is to read e.g.

shows what I will and won't except as a word which I will count. Will * Abbreviations * Words with forward slash = 2 words * Hyphened words = 1 word * Websites / Email addresses * Names Won't * Numbers (figure format)

1. ## Comparing newspapers

Times' is said to have a more sophisticated and mature writing style. However, the results have only just shown this occurrence. My hypothesis hasn't been completely failed but it has shown to be wrong in different situations. The papers have shown a variety of results and my final conclusion regarding

2. ## The Open Box Problem

x = -b b� - 4ac 2a a = 6 b = -30 c = 25 4ac = 600 x = --30 900 - 600 12 X = 30 300 12 Either x = 3.94 or x = 1.06 x cannot be equal to 3.94cm because two cut-outs of that

1. ## AMBIGUITY IN LANGUAGE

Most are subject to change over time. The denotation of "silly" today is not what it was in the 16th century. At that time the word meant "happy" or "innocent." Connotation: Connotation refers to the psychological or cultural aspects; the personal or emotional associations aroused by words.

2. ## To find if a tabloid paper gives a more &amp;quot;easier&amp;quot; read than a broadsheet ...

1 ||||| | 6 6 2 ||||| ||||| ||||| 15 30 3 ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| | 26 78 4 ||||| ||||| 10 40 5 ||||| ||||| | 11 55 6 ||||| ||||| |||| 14 84 7 ||||| 5 35 8 |||| 4 32 9 ||||| 5 45 10

• Over 160,000 pieces
of student written work
• Annotated by
experienced teachers
• Ideas and feedback to