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Statistics - Investigating whether Magazines or Newpapers use shorter words

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Read all about it My task is to find out which has the shortest words magazines or newspapers. Suresh says that the magazine will have the shortest words. My hypothesis is that the magazine will have shorter words than the newspaper. First of all we will have to sort out a newspaper and a magazine that are likely to be read by the same sort of person because we want it to be a fair test. I won't need to write up a questionnaire. ...read more.


I will ignore numbers unless written. Results Newspaper (East Anglian) Length of letters Tally Frequency 1 3 2 16 3 23 4 10 5 11 6 7 7 11 8 9 9 2 10 5 11 3 12 0 13 0 14 0 Magazine (What hi-fi?) Length of letters Tally Frequency 1 1 2 11 3 31 4 19 5 14 6 11 7 4 8 2 9 1 10 5 11 0 12 0 13 1 14 0 I recorded my results in a tally chart; I used this because it is the easiest way to record my results, although there is only this way, which would work well. ...read more.


The length of words is more grouped around 3-7 letters in a word and there is more in here than if you add the rest up against it. If I were to plot the word length on a graph it would go in an down-up down motion sort of like this . (Up) For where most of the data is grouped. But overall the magazine did have shorter words. I expected this though, as magazines are usually easier to read so it was quite probable that it would have shorter words. It was still quite close between the two though. Suresh hypothesis and mine were right: Magazines have shorter words than newspapers. ...read more.

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