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I am goin to carry out an investigation of which the outcome will determine which has longer lettered words in two pieces of text extracted from conflicting origins.

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Chris J Regan Introduction I am goin to carry out an investigation of which the outcome will determine which has longer lettered words in two pieces of text extracted from conflicting origins. There are many different newspapers; they range from tabloid papers to broadsheet papers. Different newspapers are written to suit these preferences. I have chosen to take a section from both of these and ivestigate further by using mathematics to test my hypothesis. . Hypothesis In tabloid papers the wording used is less profound and therefore more easily understood. The tabloids are a lighter read to the more involving descriptive broadsheet papers. Therefore I predict, that I will find if a tabloid paper gives a more "easier" read than a broadsheet paper, a broadsheet paper will have more letters on average per word than it. Aim/Objectives To determine which has the longer numbers of letters per word in a tabloid and a broadsheet. To do this I will; 1. Collect data on number of letters per word in two papers (tabloid and a broadsheet). 2. Present data in a meaningful way (Hystogram) 3. Interpret and analyze results and diagrams 4. Draw conclusions on analysis and state whether my hypothesis is correct. Method Similar sections (in size) ...read more.


l l l l l 5 30 7. l l l l l l 6 42 8. l l l l 4 25 9. l l l l l l 6 54 10.l 1 10 11. 0 0 12. 0 0 13. 0 0 Total = 100 Mean = 4.23 Median = 5 (13 frequency) Mode = 3 lettered words (See Appendix A. for frequency graph). The Telegraph Word length (letters) Frequency Cumulative Frequency 1. l l l 3 3 2. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 14 28 3. l l l l l l l l l l l l 12 36 4 l l l l l l l l l l l l 12 48 5. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 17 85 6. l l l l l l l l l l 10 60 7. l l l l l 5 35 8. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 14 112 9. l l l l l l 6 54 10. l l 2 20 11. l l l l l 5 55 12. ...read more.


I think this is merely an anomalous result and not typical evidence of a broadsheet. Conclusion I deem the method to be satisfactory to test my hypothesis but to elaborate on this technique I would discount numbers were I included this time round. In the analysis the results suggest that The Telegraph has more letters per word on average than The Sun, but this does not mean that this is conclusive. There is only a small sample that has been taken. If there was more time I would take a larger, more wider investigation by taking more samples and other articles from different types of literature to compare. Our class could have shared our results so it was a broader range to compare but I have only thought of this in the late stages of the investigation. 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. The word size in a piece of text might not mean that the text is more profound or easier to read, this was an assemption I made which may ring untrue and void the investigation, this means my conclusion is not definite and remains inconclusive. essaybank.co.uk ...read more.

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