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Newspaper Comparisons

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Maths coursework on Statistics Newspaper Comparisons My Resources The resources I am using for this coursework are a tabloid paper, a broadsheet paper, the tabloid paper is called the "News of the World", and the broadsheet paper is called "The Sunday Telegraph". They both are the same dates and they both have the same stories/information in them. Aim / Hypothesis My aim is to take one 100-word article from a broadsheet newspaper and a tabloid newspaper and compare their readability by seeing how the sizes of the words vary. In addition, I will be comparing how many paragraphs there are on the front page of each newspaper and I will be comparing images per page up to five pages for both newspapers. These three factors can make an impact on the type of person reading a certain newspaper. My Objectives * To collect sufficient and reliable evidence for my results. * Present my data in a meaningful way. ...read more.

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Median = 6. Mode = I have 3 modes 6,3,10. Range = 94. Lower quartile = 2. Upper quartile = 6. Inter quartile Range = 4. The sizes of the words for a Broadsheet paper Letters per 100 words (100 word article) Frequency (Number of letters per word). F*X Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Frequency Percentage (%) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 II 2 IIIII IIIII IIII 14 IIIII IIIII II 12 IIIII IIIII IIIII II 17 IIIII IIIII IIIII II 17 IIIII IIII 9 IIIII IIIII IIIII III 18 IIII 4 IIII 4 II 2 I 1 2 28 36 68 85 54 126 32 36 20 13 2 16 28 45 62 71 89 93 97 99 100 2% 16% 28% 45% 62% 71% 89% 93% 97% 99% 100% Mean = 9.09. Median = 9. Mode = I have 3 modes 2,4,17. Range = 98. Lower quartile = 3. Upper quartile = 7. ...read more.

Conclusion

Upper quartile = 4. Inter quartile range = 3. Images per page up to 5 pages (FRONT AND BACK) for a Tabloid paper Images per page Frequency F*X Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Frequency Percentage (%) (Page) 1 (Page) 2 (Page) 3 (Page) 4 (Page) 5 III 3 IIIII IIIII II 12 IIIII II 7 IIIII II 7 IIIII IIIII II 12 3 24 21 28 60 3 15 22 29 41 7.31% 36.58% 53.65% 70.73% 100% Mean = 8.2. Median = 7. Mode = I have 2 modes 7, 12. Range = 9. Lower quartile = 2. Upper quartile = 5. Inter quartile range = 3. Images per page up to 5 pages (FRONT AND BACK) for a Broadsheet paper Images per page Frequency F*X Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Frequency Percentage (%) (Page) 1 (Page) 2 (Page) 3 (Page) 4 (Page) 5 IIIII II 6 IIIII IIIII III 13 IIIII 5 IIII 4 IIIII IIIII II 12 6 26 15 16 60 6 19 24 28 40 15% 47.5% 60% 70% 100% Mean = 8. Median = 6. Mode = None. Range = 9. Lower quartile = 2. Upper quartile = 5. Inter quartile range = 3. Walid Kassim ...read more.

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