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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.

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 |||| 4 2 ||||| ||||| ||||| || 17 3 ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| || 22 4 ||||| ||||| ||| 13 5 ||||| ||||| ||||| |||| 19 6 ||||| |||| 9 7 ||||| ||||| ||||| || 17 8 | 1 9 ||||| |||| 9 10 || 2 11 ||| 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.

Conclusion

The Sun:
 No. of letters in a word Frequency Tally Frequency Total 1 | 1 2 ||||| ||||| 10 3 ||||| ||||| ||| 13 4 ||||| ||| 8 5 ||||| ||||| ||| 13 6 ||| 3 7 ||||| ||||| 10 8 ||| 3 9 || 2 10 | 1 11 | 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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