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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Maths
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Handling Data.

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GCSE Maths Coursework Handling Data My aim is to find out what is the most common number(s) (Mode) of letters in a word and which types of newspapers (Broadsheet) and (Tabloid) have the most longest and shortest words. My plan is to count the number of letters in each word of 2 different newspapers and article and to see which Newspaper has the longer words and the shortest words. I will use a tally chart to present my data and other graphs and tables. I will use the following numbers of letters in each word 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12. My sample size is 50 words. I chose this because it doesn't take long and gives a suitable amount of results to prove my hypothesis. The 2 papers I am going to analyse for this hypothesis are The Sun (Tabloid) and Telegraph (Broadsheet). Both articles are involving films. I think that the Telegraph will have the longest words and the tabloid will have the shorter words. I think The Broadsheet will have longer words because normally an older audience is more likely to read Broadsheet rather than read Tabloid. I think The Sun I will have smaller words because it for a wider aged audience. ...read more.

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of letters in a word and which types of newspapers (Broadsheet) and (Tabloid) have the most longest and shortest words. My plan is to count the number of letters in each word of 2 different newspapers and article and to see which Newspaper has the longer words and the shortest words. I will use a tally chart to present my data and other graphs and tables. I will use the following numbers of letters in each word 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12. My sample size is 50 words. I chose this because it doesn't take long and gives a suitable amount of results to prove my hypothesis. The 2 papers are different to the first one's I chose. I chose to change these because I got one of my predictions wrong. So I am going to try it again to see any different results. Before I chose to use The Sun (Tabloid) and Telegraph (Broadsheet). This time I have chosen to do Daily Mirror (Tabloid) and The Independent (Broadsheet). Both articles are involving sport. My hypothesis is the same as the first "I think that the Telegraph will have the longest words and the tabloid will have the shorter words. I think The Broadsheet will have longer words because normally an older audience is more likely to read Broadsheet rather than read Tabloid. ...read more.

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I chose this because it doesn't take long and gives a suitable amount of results to prove my hypothesis. For my final hypothesis again I have chose two different papers. So far I have chose to use The Sun (Tabloid) and Telegraph (Broadsheet) for my first hypothesis. I chose to do Daily Mirror (Tabloid) and The Independent (Broadsheet). This time I have chose The Daily Star (Tabloid) and The Times (Broadsheet).This time I am only going to see what paper has the longer words. As this was my only incorrect hypothesis. This time I think that the broadsheet will have longer words. I think this is possible because I predicted in my previous hypothesis that the tabloid will have the longer words as you can see from pervious results this had been incorrect. So I have decided to change my hypothesis. The Daily Star (Tabloid) Article Number Of Letters Tally Frequency 1 I 1 2 IIIII 5 3 IIIII IIIII I 11 4 IIIII III 8 5 III 3 6 IIIII IIIII 10 7 IIIII II 7 8 II 2 9 II 2 10 I 1 11 - - 12 - - The Times (Broadsheet) Article Number Of Letters Tally Frequency 1 I 1 2 IIIII IIII 9 3 IIIII IIIII 10 4 IIIII III 8 5 II 2 6 IIIII I 6 7 IIIII II 7 8 I 1 9 II 2 10 II 2 11 I 1 12 ...read more.

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