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Investigate whether it is possible to gain information about authorship of a text using statistical measures.

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Introduction

Maths Coursework

Aims, Strategies and Objectives

Aims

Authorship- I am going to investigate whether it is possible to gain information about authorship of a text using statistical measures. The main advantage of using statistical measures is that they are easy to use and objective.

Strategies

Compare the word lengths and sentence

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Middle

Stats depend on an author’s style of writing and not the publishers efficient for example an author wont change the way he writes like words and sentence lengths will always be similar, but a publisher will change things like number of pages in a book or number of lines on a page.

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Conclusion

Consider a population with unknown θ

If we can find an interval  (a , b) such that P(a< θ <b) = 0.95, we say that (a , b) is a 95% confidence interval for θ.

Objectives  

Before each calculation write first what it is that you are going to do and why.

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