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Find out the differences between three major newspapers; The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Sun.

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Introduction

2004

Maths

Coursework

By Scott Volker

11P

Introduction:

In this piece of coursework, I have been working to try and find out the differences between three major newspapers. I decided to use the following newspapers; The Independent, The Daily Mail,The Sun. I chose these three newspapers because, The Independent is a broadsheet newspaper and gives a very detailed account of the article, The Daily Mail is a tabloid newspaper and gives a fairly detailed account of the article, and finally The Sun, this newspaper is a very popular newspaper with most people but gives a very brief account on the article.

        For this coursework I brought all three newspapers on the same day and then used the same article, this would then give a fair result at the end.

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Middle

172.6cm2

Amount of paragraphs in article- 24                        Article size- 1047.1cm2

Text space- 324.7cm2Picture size- 628.3 cm2

Average amount of words in paragraph- 43.3        Number of pages- 2

Number of words in headline- 10                Average number of letters in a word- 9.8

The Daily Mail

Below is the frequency table for the article I chose from the, The Daily Mail:

No. of letters in a word

Frequency Tally

Frequency Total

1

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4

2

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17

3

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22

4

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13

5

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19

6

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9

7

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17

8

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1

9

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9

10

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2

11

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3

Total amount of words

116

        From this table above I have worked out the five point summary, this below:

Five Point Summary

  • Minimum - 1
  • Lower quartile - 29
  • Median quartile - 58
  • Upper quartile - 87
  • Maximum - 11

        Also the mean number from the data in the table is 116 divided by 11 which equals 10.5 and the most frequent number is 3.

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Conclusion

The Sun:

No. of letters in a word

Frequency Tally

Frequency Total

1

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1

2

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10

3

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13

4

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8

5

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13

6

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3

7

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10

8

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3

9

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2

10

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1

11

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1

Total amount of words

65

        From this table above I have worked out the five point summary, this below:

Five Point Summary

  • Minimum - 1
  • Lower quartile - 16
  • Median quartile - 33
  • Upper quartile - 49
  • Maximum - 11

        Again the mean number from the data in the table is 65 divided by 11 which equals 5.9 and the most frequent number is both 3 and 5. On the following is the other data I collected:

Words in article- 561                                        Headline space - 118.8cm2

Amount of paragraphs in article - 23                        Article size - 740.4cm2

Text space - 229.1cm2Picture size - 410.4cm2

Average amount of words in paragraph - 24.4        Number of pages - 1

Number of words in headline – 10                Average numbers of letters in word - 5.9

On the following page is the box and whisker graph this newspaper:

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