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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
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# Investigate the different sorts of newspapers and magazines, form a hypothesis and investigate it by comparison.

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Maths coursework. Introduction Our chosen task was to investigate the different sorts of newspapers and magazines, form a hypothesis and investigate it by comparison. There are many differences between newspapers and magazines, and many internal differences depending on the intended reader of the publication and also the general topic of writing. There are specialised magazines dealing with anything from DIY to Cars and Gardening. Newspapers also differ from one another, with tabloids and broadsheets varying in content depending again on the intended reader. We had to take this into consideration when formulating our hypothesis as we did not want to undertake a large task which would be overwhelming and time consuming. So we decided to focus on newspapers, and in particular the differences between broadsheet newspapers and tabloids. Hypothesis My chosen hypothesis is: "The percentage of a page that is covered with pictures is greater in a tabloid newspaper compared to a broadsheet newspaper." For the following reasons: * I think that tabloid newspapers will have more pictures because they have more people related articles compared to the broadsheets which tend to go into more detailed and serious articles. * Tabloids focus on celebrity stories and will usually include photos of the person being discussed. ...read more.

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Mean % of page covered in pictures. Sun 34.16 + 4.82 + 22.97 + 27.34 + 62.62 + 4.56 6 = 26.08% Mirror 53.07 + 20.08 + 29.08 + 51.46 + 28.48 + 3.34 6 = 30.92% Times 20.2 + 15.87 + 10.07 + 16.3 + 13.68 + 6.24 6 = 13.73% Telegraph 19.73 + 14.91 + 14.43 + 20.8 + 1.14 + 0 6 = 11.84% Standard Deviation % of page covered in pictures Sun Percentage covered Frequency Total score Squared deviation 34.16% 1 34.16% 65.29 4.82% 1 4.82% 451.99 22.97% 1 22.97% 9.67 27.34% 1 27.34% 1.59 62.62% 1 62.62% 1335.17 4.56% 1 4.56% 463.11 6 156.47% 2326.82 MEAN = 26.08% Standard Deviation = 19.69% Mirror Percentage covered Frequency Total score Squared deviation 53.07% 1 53.07% 490.62 20.08% 1 20.08% 117.51 29.08% 1 29.08% 3.39 51.46% 1 51.46% 421.89 28.48% 1 28.48% 5.95 3.34% 1 3.34% 760.66 6 185.51% 1800.02 MEAN = 30.92% Standard Deviation = 17.32 Times Percentage covered Frequency Total score Squared deviation 20.20% 1 20.20% 41.86 15.87% 1 15.87% 4.58 10.07% 1 10.07% 13.4 16.30% 1 16.30% 6.6 13.68% 1 13.68% 0.0025 6.24% 1 6.24% 56.1 6 82.36% 122.54 MEAN = 13.73% Standard Deviation = 4.52% Telegraph Percentage covered Frequency Total score Squared deviation 19.73% 1 19.73% 62.25 14.91% 1 14.91% ...read more.

Conclusion

I collected the data required for my project and presented it in an appropriate way so as to make sense to the reader. My hypothesis was supported so this shows I gathered the correct set of data and also in the right amount. The 'Statistical Values' section shows the results in the clearest way possible. Looking at the table of results to some readers wouldn't make much sense, so as to make it more obvious and more easy to work with, I calculated 4 different statistical values: median, mean, standard deviation and a combination of median and mean to combine the four sets of results into two. Each statistical value shows something different. One thing I could have improved on in my research was the amount of pages taken out of each paper to be studied. This could have given me a more accurate result and a larger set of data. Where bias comes into the project, I think I handled this in an appropriate way. I picked the pages out of each paper using a certain method explained in the 'Planning' section. All in all and in conclusion I found the following: " The tabloid papers, being the 'Mirror' and the 'Sun' have an average percentage of page covered in pictures higher than that of the broadsheet newspaper, the 'Times' and the 'Telegraph' ". Which proves my hypothesis. Stuart Small 11-OD. ...read more.

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