• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Maths
  • Word count: 1327

Maths Coursework

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Maths Coursework

In my coursework I will be trying to find out if album sales are affected by price of the album, the chart position of the album and age of the artist. I will use the US, UK, German, New Zealand, Swedish, Norway, Austrian, Swiss, Italian and Finish national charts. I will use the worldwide, US and European sales of each album. The things that can slur my information are the popularity of the artist and whether or not people buy their music from the high street or internet. To get around these I have only used all of one bands studio albums (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and have only gathered my chart results from charts which do not include downloaded music in their ratings.

To start off I had to gather the prices of all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums to do this I surveyed local music franchises. I used a pilot survey to gather information from HMV, Virgin and Woolworths. I took the modal average for each album and used it for the price.

...read more.

Middle

Album

Average Chart Positions

The Red Hot Chili Peppers

N/A

Freaky Styley

N/A

Worldwide Sales and Price

The Uplift Mofo Plan Plan

148

0.647566985

Mothers Milk

49.5

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

20.1

US sales and Price

One Hot Minute

3

0.354142644

Califorication

2.545454545

By the Way

1.363636364

European Sales and Price

Stadium Arcardium

1

0.574963376

Average Album price

£10.88

Average Chart Posistion Compared to price

-0.185811574

Average price increase between 1984 and 2006

£0.56

Average Chart Position compared to worldwide sales

-0.671986877

From this I can gather that album sales are affected slightly more by chart positioning than price.  

Graph 3

Showing price increase over time.

image02.png

Table 2

...read more.

Conclusion

2.545454545

By the Way

1.363636364

Stadium Arcardium

1

Table 1

Showing worldwide, US and European sales and different albums

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

12.00

7.00

2.70

One Hot Minute

5.00

1.76

1.60

Californication

15.00

5.47

5.10

By the Way

9.00

1.83

4.60

Stadium Arcadium

7.50

2.13

3.00

Overall, I have shown that album sales are affected by price, chart positioning and the age of the artist and I have come to the following conclusions. Price affects the album sales and it is a guide to the buyers of how good the album is, but if the buyer can get the album cheaper through download they will. The most important factor in my opinion is the chart positioning, as it gives the general public an idea of what the album will be like so they will buy it if it has a high ranking. As well as this, Spearmans rank shows us that this is the factor that most affects albums sales as average chart position and worldwide sales had the highest correlation. The other item that affects sales is the age of the band, this also has a lot to do with its popularity, but as the band gets older it gathers more fans and a bigger reputation, which in turn leads to a higher amount of album sales.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous essays

  1. Maths Statistics Coursework

    Again this suggests that Key Stage 3 has most variation in the estimates and so is therefore least consistent (although Key Stage 4 is less than 1 different so also isn't consistent), and Key Stage 5 is the most consistent, with least variation in the estimates.

  2. Statistics coursework

    If the curve of the line graph is higher in the morning then this shows that in the morning drivers tend to make more mistakes which prove my hypothesis as right. Sampling The data I am using is secondary discrete data that is a population of 240 records of how well certain drivers did in their driving exams.

  1. For our GCSE statistics coursework, we were given the question Where are houses most ...

    and xi: UQ+ (1.5*IQR). If there are any pieces of data that are outside of the range of these calculations they will be outliers within my data set. The reason I am doing these calculations is because these are the specific outlier calculations for a skewed distribution, we know I

  2. MATHS COURSEWORK - Mayfield High - To analyse data provided by Mayfield High School ...

    2 85<IQ<=90 4 20<A<=25 4 90<IQ<=95 1 25<A<=30 5 95<IQ<=100 6 30<A<=35 3 100<IQ<=105 10 35<A<=40 0 105<IQ<=110 1 40<A<=45 3 110<IQ<=115 0 45<A<=50 0 115<IQ<=120 1 50<A<=55 0 55<A<=60 0 60<A<=65 1 We can see from this the modal group, the one with the highest frequency for IQ is

  1. The aim of the project is to investigate the correlation between multiple sets of ...

    This data is unedited. Upon applying the above calculations to even out the data, making the results fair and conclusive; The average of these values is 382. The average of the first (youngest) 3 values is 383 and the average of the last (oldest)

  2. Mathematics Handling Data Coursework: How well can you estimate length?

    I am now going to calculate and record my fifty numbers for each year group. Below are my two tables of lengths. Year 7 Lengths (metres) Year 11 Lengths (metres) 1.81, 1.25, 1.25, 1.34, 1.60, 1.34, 1.70, 1.80, 1.20, 1.05, 1.60, 1.20, 1.50, 1.30, 1.87, 1.50, 1.60, 1.00, 2.00, 1.20,

  1. Math Investigative Task - calculating the value of metal used in coins.

    In the long term run, the metals will become scarcer and soon the price of the metals will increase making the metal value worth more than the face value. At this point, the government will have to decrease the distribution of these coins.

  2. Statistical Experiment Plan to investigate the ability to estimate 30 and 60 seconds.

    you do the bracket first using BIDMAS. So you do the ?number? divided by n(n^2-1). After this you get a decimal. From this decimal you do 1- the decimal to get an answer. The answer will be between -1 and +1.

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