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# Investigate text (letters, words, sentences) in English or Welsh newspapers, comparing articles from both a Tabloid and Broadsheet newspaper.

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Mathematics Coursework 2005 Data Handling This coursework task is to so with handling data. I am going to investigate text (letters, words, sentences) in English or Welsh newspapers, comparing articles from both a Tabloid and Broadsheet newspaper. For my Broadsheet newspaper, I will use an article from The Daily Telegraph. My chosen Tabloid is The Daily Express. Both articles are based on the same topic. Hypothesis I think that: * The Broadsheet will have a larger amount of letters in the words. (a longer word length) * The Broadsheet will have a larger amount of words in the sentences (a longer sentence length) * The Broadsheet will take longer to read I aim to prove these points through collecting and analysing data. I am going to collect 2 types of quantitative data. By counting the amount of letters in words I will gain discrete data. I will also gain discrete data by counting the amount of words in sentences. When I time the time taken to read 400 words from both of the newspapers I will gain continuous data. For all of the data I will use a sample of 40. ...read more.

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of words in sentences Frequency Cumulative frequency 0 < n < 5 1 1 5 < n < 10 3 4 10 < n < 15 11 15 15 < n < 20 11 26 20 < n < 25 6 32 25 < n < 30 7 39 30 < n < 35 1 40 Mean number of words Broadsheet - 775� 40 = 19.375 words per sentence Tabloid - 715 � 40 = 17.875 words per sentence Median Broadsheet - 19 words per sentence Tabloid - 17 words per sentence Time taken to read 400 words Broadsheet Length of time (s) Frequency Frequency density 0 < t < 90 1 1 � 90 = 0.01 90 < t < 120 4 4 � 30 = 0.1 120 < t < 150 15 15 � 30 = 0.5 150 < t < 180 12 12 � 30 = 0.4 180 < t < 210 8 8 � 30 = 0.3 Tabloid Length of time (s) Frequency Frequency 0 < t < 60 0 0 � 60 = 0 60 < t < 90 6 6 � 30 = 0.2 90 < t < 120 21 21 � 30 = 0.7 120 < t < 150 11 11 � ...read more.

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