• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

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

...read more.

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.

...read more.

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.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers essays

  1. Compare a modern romantic comedy with a very old romantic comedy - Compare word ...

    of the confidence intervals and if this was a suitably large probability I could conclude that the true means were the same, if the probability was small I could conclude that the two means weren't the same and that Emma had a longer mean sentence length.

  2. I have always found it fascinating how the English language is built up and ...

    4.33 18.5 18.7489 342.25 80.105 6 Paddington Train Disaster:... 4.34 18 18.8356 324 78.12 7 Six Confirmed Dead In Austrian... 4.41 21.1 19.4481 445.21 93.051 8 Mullahs Try To Silence Khatami's... 4.5 18.3 20.25 334.89 82.35 9 Spanish Hold Vigils Urging Eta... 4.59 18.2 21.0681 331.24 83.538 10 East Timor: Un Forces Swoop On...

  1. Maths Statistical Coursework

    work out the area of each newspaper as a percentage of the total, which is also listed here in the tables. I checked that these calculations made sense by adding up all the percentages, ensuring that they add up to 100%, if they didn't, then I went back and recalculated

  2. Aim: having been presented with some data, to come up with a hypothesis and ...

    it then gave me the final result (39.1). However for convenience and considering all the values are in one decimal place, I shall round this up to 39. This tells me that the maximum size of the angle in order to qualify must be of 39 degrees or below as this comply with the hypothesis.

  1. Determine whether it is possible to gain information about authorship of a text using ...

    I believe that a sample of 50 is a large enough sample size from the book to represent each book as a whole population (parent population) as 30 is the standard sample size and so I have exceeded this and used a sample of 50.

  2. Tabloid Newspaper - The Sun statistical analysis.

    2 50 50 Mean = ?fx = 246 = 4.92 ?f 50 = 29.24 - (4.92)� X Frequency, f F x X X F x X � 1 1 1 1 1 2 6 12 4 24 3 7 21 9 63 4 9 36 16 144 5 11 55

  1. Outline any differences between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers in terms of word length, sentence ...

    about the median, whereas a small interquartile range will show that much of the data is concentrated about the median. However, to gain a more accurate idea of the variation and dispersion of the data I shall use the following equation to calculate the standard deviation (SD)

  2. To test whether Freud's theory of repression actually works when using negative and neutral ...

    The idea of releasing tension through dreams works in harmony with Freud's idea of ego-defences. These are unconscious mechanisms by which we protect ourselves from painful or guilty thoughts and feelings. The following are some of Freud's defence mechanisms: * Denial, which occurs when smokers refuse to admit to themselves

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work