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I am going to prove that my hypothesis is correct or incorrect by analysing data from different newspapers and magazines. I will do this by counting the amount of letters in 100 words

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Hypothesis I predict that a broadsheet newspaper would have more words, longer words and longer sentences then a tabloid because the people that generally read a tabloid newspaper use more complex and words than that of somebody who would read a tabloid newspaper. I also think that the word length in a local newspaper would have a word length that is approximately in the middle of the broadsheet and tabloid newspapers word length. I think that the magazine will have a word length that is around the same as the tabloid newspaper because the same kind of people that read the tabloid newspaper will read the magazine. Introduction I am going to prove that my hypothesis is correct or incorrect by analysing data from different newspapers and magazines. I will do this by counting the amount of letters in 100 words from each different newspaper and magazine. I will record this in a tally chart to begin with because it makes it easier to read my data and to do calculations it also shows numerical differences. ...read more.

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Word length tally Frequency Cumulative frequency World length x frequency World length x frequency answers 1 3 3 1 x 3 3 2 11 14 2 x 11 22 3 20 34 3 x 20 60 4 11 45 4 x 11 44 5 10 55 5 x 10 50 6 7 62 6 x 7 42 7 13 75 7 x 13 91 8 6 81 8 x 6 48 9 6 87 9 x 6 54 10 5 92 10 x 5 50 11 3 95 11 x 3 33 12 3 98 12 x 3 36 13 1 99 13 x 1 13 14 1 100 14 x 1 14 Total 100 100 560 Tally chart for the local newspaper Word length tally Frequency Cumulative frequency World length x frequency World length x frequency answers 1 3 3 1 x 3 3 2 13 16 2 x 13 26 3 15 31 3 x 15 45 4 12 43 4 x 12 48 5 12 55 5 x 12 60 6 15 70 6 x 15 90 7 ...read more.

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per word Cumulative frequency graphs and box plot whisker diagrams The following pages contain all 4 of my cumulative frequency graphs along with each graph's box plot whisker diagram underneath it. Conclusion In conclusion I have proved my hypothesis to be correct because the broadsheet newspaper did have more letters per word then both other newspapers and the magazine. I also proved that my local newspaper would be close to the middle number of letters per word between the tabloid newspaper and the broadsheet newspaper. Finally I proved that the magazine would have around the same number of letters per word then the tabloid newspaper. Tabloid newspaper Broadsheet newspaper Local newspaper Magazine mean 4.6 5.6 5.20 4.53 Median 4 5 5 4 Mode 3 3 2 and 6 3 range 8 13 11 8 These results show that over a 100 words the broadsheet newspaper would contain 100 more letters then the tabloid newspaper. It would also contain 40 more letters then the local newspaper. The difference between the broadsheet newspaper and the magazine would be 107 letters over 100 words. ...read more.

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