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'Newspaper articles use longer (letters per word) and more complex words, than magazines articles.'

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Read all about it Hypothesis 'Newspaper articles use longer (letters per word) and more complex words, than magazines articles.' My plan For this piece of coursework, I intend to use a sample of 100 words from two different articles, but on the same topic. I will be using one newspaper article (Daily Mail), and one magazine article (OK! mag). Each article has a different target audience and presents its data in a different way. The results that I will be collecting will hopeful prove that my hypothesis is correct. It should hopefully show that newspapers use longer words than magazines do. Once I have my sample of 100 words, I will put them into a tally results table and then represent my data in a bar and frequency graphs. I will take my sample of 100 words from the start of the article. However I won't be including the headings, as they are used to catch the readers' eye, and I also won't be including sub-headings either. Yet I will include names, date's and times within the articles. Results tables Newspaper Length of words Tally Frequency 1 3 2 19 3 27 4 18 5 15 6 8 7 1 8 6 9 0 10 2 11 1 ...read more.

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The results that I will be collecting will hopeful prove that my hypothesis is correct. It should hopefully show that newspapers use longer words than magazines do. Once I have my sample of 100 words, I will put them into a tally results table and then represent my data in a bar and frequency graphs. I will take my sample of 100 words from the start of the article. However I won't be including the headings, as they are used to catch the readers' eye, and I also won't be including sub-headings either. Yet I will include names, date's and times within the articles. Results table Newspaper Length of words Tally Frequency 1 3 2 19 3 27 4 18 5 15 6 8 7 1 8 6 9 0 10 2 11 1 Total xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 100 Magazine Length of words Tally Frequency 1 5 2 17 3 25 4 15 5 12 6 8 7 12 8 4 9 1 10 1 11 0 12 1 Total xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 100 Internet Length of words Tally Frequency 1 2 2 11 3 18 4 16 5 14 6 8 7 12 8 7 9 7 10 1 11 1 12 2 13 1 Total xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 100 Median, Mean, Mode and ...read more.

Conclusion

and more complex words, than magazines and newspaper articles' was correct. This was proved by the median for the internet being 3 and the newspaper and magazine articles are only 2. The mean for the internet was 5.21 which are bigger than the newspaper by a clear 1.45 and the magazine by only 0.62. Also the mode for the internet article is 3, which was the same as the magazine and newspaper articles. Lastly the range for the internet is 12 with the range for the magazine being smaller by 1 and the newspaper being smaller by only 2. So in my 2 hypothesis my 1st hypothesis that was, 'Newspaper articles use longer (letters per word) and more complex words, than magazines articles' was incorrect. But my second hypothesis that was, 'Internet articles use longer (letters per word) and more complex words, than magazines and newspaper articles' that I made at the beginning of my investigation had been proven to be correct. So in all 'Internet articles use longer and more complex words than newspaper and magazine articles' is correct because newspapers are normally read by more intellectual people; whereas magazines are normally full of 'chit-chat' and most are designed for the female population and the internet articles are read by teenagers - elderly people so they are designed for any age between them. Maths Coursework Nicola Bryant ...read more.

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