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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
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# In this investigation I am going to compare and analyse three newspapers to see how readable the three newspapers are.

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Introduction

Introduction

In this investigation I am going to compare and analyse three newspapers to see how readable the three newspapers are. I will be using The Times in tabloid sheet format although the articles are still the same, The Journal local paper and a The Daily Mirror the tabloid newspaper.

I will be investigating several factors to represent the readability of the three comparative newspapers. I will therefore need to use mathematical methods to show my collected data in a clear and precise way. Thus the mathematical methods will help me conclude my investigation and aid me in making a decision based on the data I will be collecting.

I will be comparing the cost of newspapers, the cost of newspapers in relation to the number of pages, the distribution of the 3 newspapers FrontPages, word length based on a sample of 100 words, sentence length and the distribution of the articles throughout the papers. Hopefully I will get a clear picture of what the outcome is from the difference and similarities in each of the papers.

I will collect the information separately then provide an analysis once I have clearly shown my data once my investigation is complete. I expect The Times will have the longest mean length of word and the sentence length and The Daily Mirror to have the shortest mean length of word and the shortest sentence length.

I think that The Times will have more political articles than any of the other papers whereas The Journal will have more sport articles and The Daily Mirror will have more celebrity and entertainment news than any of the other two.

Middle

The Times had a mean word length of 5.17 the sun having a much lower average of 3.69 and The Journal having an average of 5.12. The Journal was much higher than I expected.  This tells me that The Times generally have a greater word length overall the mean is affected by extremes.

Most of the words counted in The Daily Mirror were in the 1-3 letters section and having most the words counted below the 7-9 range letters out of the three newspapers. The Journal had the most words in the 10-12 section with 7 and The Times having 5 in the 10-12 section. The Journal also had more words in the 4-6 than The Daily Mirror which had 32. The Times had the most words in the 7-9 with 26 The Journal having 18 and The Daily Mirror having 7.

In The Daily Mirror it only had 1 word in the 10-12 letter range out of the three papers. The Daily Mirror had the most words in the 1-6 range (split into two ranges just counting them both) than any of the other papers with 92/100 words and The Times had the most words in the 7-15 range with 31 the Journal had over 70/100 words in the 1-6 and in the 7-9 range 26. The Journal both having lots of small words and more sophisticated words whereas The Daily Mirror having lots of small words and very few sophisticated words.

The Times had by far the highest amount of words in the 7-9 range it is the only people that doesn’t decline suddenly from 4-6 to 7-9 as much as the other two papers.

Sentence Length

At the start of this strand of investigation, I expected The Times to have the longest mean sentence length and The Daily Mirror to have the shortest mean length.

Conclusion

I only did the word length of the political strand because of time constraints if I was to further the investigation more I would go deeper into politics and do a deep analysis on politics and a deep analysis on general news. I would also use a much broader range of newspapers from local newspapers from around the country to see if the news supports what the level of intelligence is seen by in that particular area.

I expected the data to be a lot more pronounced in the political word count to show a bigger difference between newspapers this was correct as the Times did seem to use a lot more sophisticated words. But the comparison between the Daily Mirror and The Journal was unexpected but the journal concentrates on sport rather than politics.

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