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# Mathematics statistics coursework. The aim of this coursework is to compare the length of words in a broadsheet newspaper

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I am now going to start my mathematics statistics coursework. The aim of this coursework is to compare the length of words in a broadsheet newspaper to the length of words in a tabloid newspaper.

My first hypothesis is that in this investigation the broadsheet newspaper should contain longer words than the tabloid newspaper. I think this because in my opinion broadsheet newspapers are aimed at higher class and more intelligent people than tabloid newspapers are so the broadsheet newspaper should contain longer words.

My second hypothesis is that the broadsheet newspaper will have longer words in the reader’s letters than the tabloid newspaper does. The reason why I think this is because I think broadsheet newspapers are aimed at more intelligent people so if more intelligent people buy broadsheet newspapers than tabloid newspapers the broadsheets reader’s letters should contain longer words. In this investigation I will test my 2 hypotheses and I will find out whether or not they are correct.

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To get the next 2 sets of 100 words we will both use the random button on our calculators in order to pick a random page from our newspapers. In my newspaper, the ‘Daily Mirror’ there is 76 pages. So in my calculator I would type randomx76, this would then give me a random page number from 1 to 76. From the random page picked I will then collect my next 100 words. Problems I could come across whilst randomly picking a page is that if the page selected is an advertisement page, a TV guide, a racing page or crosswords they cannot then be used so I would have to keep using the random button until it selects a suitable page. If on the page selected there is more than one article I would then have to use the random button again to randomly select one of those articles. Once both the page number and the article on that page has been

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Once all of this has been completed I will then start the extension task for my coursework. I will obtain my information for the readers letters from the tabloid newspaper and Kieran will do the same for the broadsheet newspaper. This time instead of finding 200 words we will only find 100. Everything else we will do the same. For example the mode, range and mean, dual bar chart, cumulative frequency, box plots etc.

By Jonathan McCabe

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