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Adam Deas Newspaper Comparisons GCSE Maths Statistics Assignment For Newspaper Comparisons Statistics Project The data I collected I found in the Times, Daily Star and the Observer. I chose these newspapers because they are all completely different types of papers, for example the article in The Times is twice as long as the article in the Daily Star. With the similar articles from the different newspapers I am going to count up how many: * Paragraphs * Lines * Words * Characters * Characters (with spaces) Once I have established all of my data I will start to compare and contrast my results. I will construct these results in a series of pie charts, graphs and tables. The Category I have chosen to target is about Terrorism. I have decided to refine my category to the, Charging Over Tube Terror Plot. The three papers I have chosen have the same title within a couple of words of each other. I have chosen three papers so that I can produce a wider range of results in my assignment; I also create a better average in my statistics. ...read more.


sport. I could not have compared from more than three papers. I originally had 5 different papers however I could not find more than 3 that covered the same article. I have represented my statistics in three tables. I have converted my results in to pie charts and column charts for each individual sections in each paper e.g. Words, I will take the statistics from my three chosen papers. The Sunday Times (1) Paragraphs 33 Lines 156 Words 1190 Characters 6208 Characters (with spaces) 7399 33 / 7399 x 100 = 0.446 % Therefore 0.446 % of the article in The Times is paragraphs. 6208 / 7399 x 100 = 83.9% - 100 = 16.1 %. Therefore 16.1% of my article in The Times is spaces between the characters. 1190/ 33 = 36 There are 36 words on average in each paragraph in The Times. The Observer (2) Paragraphs 15 Lines 43 Words 448 Characters 2232 Characters (with spaces) 2687 15 / 2687 x 100 = 0.56% Therefore 0.56% of the article in The Observer is paragraphs. ...read more.


The pie chart and column chart clearly show the differences between the 3 papers. The initial plan was to compare one article in 3 papers for word space and content. The method I used in counting words, lines and paragraphs proved conclusively that The Sunday Times had a longer more detailed article than the other 2 papers in all respects. The one factor that surprised me was that all three had a similar average of words per paragraph. The Sunday Times had 36 words per paragraph, The Observer 33 and The Daily Star 29. The number of paragraphs therefore determined the article lengths. This followed that the Sunday Times had the longest article and The Daily Star the shortest. The results are totally what I would have expected. The Sunday Times is a more upmarket newspaper catering for people who want more detailed news. The Observer is more middle of the road and The Daily Star is for people who want to glance at a paper with shorter punchier storylines that are easier and quicker to read. My statistics have proved that the newspapers are fulfilling the expectations of their readers. Adam Deas Newspaper Comparisons 1 ...read more.

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