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Investigation into how broadsheet newspapers word length differs from tabloids.

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers

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Mathematics Coursework

Investigation into how broadsheet newspapers word length differs from tabloids.

What I am going to investigate.

The subject into which I will be investigating will be whether or how the word length differs between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers

I will be taking a sample containing equal number of words from both a tabloid and a broadsheet newspaper.

Fairness and Reliability

To keep my results fair and reliable I will need to do several things

1. I will need to clearly define which newspapers I consider to be tabloid and broadsheet to avoid any confusion.

2. I will need to randomly sample newspapers so that I am not just comparing the same two publications

3. I will need to compare similar subject matter's e.g. the same headlines in two different newspapers and the stories that follow them.

4. I will need to select a suitable word sample size that is neither too small to gain any information from or so large that the data involved is difficult to organise and analyse.

5. I will need to take care with the actually recording of the results as I will

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