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I am investigating whether or not sentences in broadsheet newspapers contain more words than sentences in tabloid newspapers.
My main hypothesis is that sentences contain more words in broadsheet newspapers compared to tabloid newspapers.
I believe this because broadsheet newspapers are generally targeted at a more intellectual audience and articles in that type of newspapers paper are more detailed and informative.
My sub hypothesis is that there are more pictures per page in a tabloid newspaper compared to a broadsheet newspaper.
To avoid confusion this will also include adverts. This links into my main hypothesis that sentences contain more words in broadsheets; as in a tabloid newspaper more space is given to pictures so there isn't as much space to write on.
To collect data I will be using two mainstream broadsheet and tabloid newspapers; The Times and The Daily Mail. Bias may occur if a major story breaks that might contain more information than usual; (journalists may have more to say about a devastating natural disaster than an MP's latest antics) so to try and minimize this I will use two editions of the two newspapers-
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