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Maths Statistics Coursework

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GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers

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GCSE Coursework

Maths Statistics

14/2/05

Table of Contents

1) Introduction 2

2) Hypothesis 2

3) Method 2

4) Results 4

a) First article 4

b) Second article 7

c) Third article 10

d) Fourth article 13

e) Summary 16

5) Conclusion 19

1)

Introduction

For this assignment I was asked to compare the readability of articles from two newspapers: a tabloid; and a broadsheet.

I selected four pairs of articles and each pair had to cover the same story.

I selected the Observer and the Sunday Express as my two newspapers.

2) Hypothesis

I predicted that the tabloid articles would be easier to read than those in the broadsheet as I believed they would contain shorter words which more people would understand

3) Method

To evaluate the readability I compared words from four articles from each newspaper. I selected four articles from the broadsheet then found an article in the tabloid for each that covered the same story.

From each article I selected thirty words using the following method:

I studied the articles I

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