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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Word count: 2971

# Investigation into some of the statistical differences between The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.

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Investigation into some of the statistical differences between The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph Introduction: The aim of this project is to compare the three daily-published papers. The three papers that will be used are THE SUN, THE DAILY MAIL and THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, all purchased on the same day. A lot of data can be easily collected from these newspapers, ranging from average word length to area devoted to adverts per page. The project will attempt to reach conclusions regarding three specific hypotheses. In answering these questions a range of sampling methods, presentation of data, and statistical calculations will be used in order to interpret and evaluate the data and come to a valid conclusion, drawing together all the data. Each question will be presented and it will be explained what statistical methods will be involved in drawing conclusions for these questions. Question 1: What is the average amount of words per sentence? This involves collecting specific data: * Take random samples in different articles. By doing every page of the newspaper would take too long, so by splitting up the newspaper in to equal amounts would be a fairer way. I would do this by counting all the pages in all three papers, which is 196, and calculate the ratio for all three papers (See later on for calculations.) * From doing this I will be able to calculate the mean amount of words per sentence for all three papers. * I predict that The Daily Telegraph will have more words per sentence because that particular paper uses more intellectual text so they would use longer words, which in turn make the sentence longer. ...read more.

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