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Introduction

Sandeep Patel

My task is to choose two different newspaper articles which will consist in a broadsheet and a tabloid newspaper, then to compare the lengths of the words in both articles

My hypothesis is that in looking at a broadsheet newspaper, I predict that there will be bigger words as to those people who it’s aimed at. Business people will tend to read those more then reading a tabloid newspaper. How ever in a tabloid newspaper won’t consist of as sitificated words.

I will choose two articles about a similar or preferably the same subject matter because it will mean that it will be a fair test.

I shall take a sample from each article by taking every fourth word until I have 50

Middle

8

chances

7

discuss

7

only

4

of

2

said

4

the

3

to

2

the

3

Tabloid words collected:-

 Words Amount of letters Words Amount of letters staged 6 only 4 to 2 Steve 5 thriller 8 they 4 night 5 the 3 netted 6 two 3 the 3 took 4 to 2 for 3 fightback 9 their 5 to 2 Bridges 7 out 3 Frazer 6 Two 3 to 2 and 3 the 3 own 3 curled 6 in 2 shot 4 the 3 time 4 to 2 scores 6 wilcox 6 on 2 after 5 it 2 volley 6

Conclusion

I will now present my data in on to a bar chart as you can see on the next page this will enable me to see and compare the two articles word length together and work out a mode for each.

 Number of letters Tally Total number of words Cumlative frequency 1 l 1 1 2 llll 4 5 3 llll llll 9 14 4 llll llll llll 14 28 5 llll 4 32 6 l 1 33 7 llll lll 8 41 8 llll 5 46 9 l 1 47 10 0 47 11 l 1 48 12 ll 2 50

Tabloid

 Numbers of leters Tally Total number of words Cumlative frequency 1 0 0 2 llll llll l 11 11 3 llll llll llll 15 26 4 llll ll 7 33 5 llll 5 39 6 llll ll 7 46 7 ll 2 48 8 ll 2 49 9 ll 1 50

I will now draw up my cumulative frequency curve graph and work out the median and the inter quartile range enable me to draw a box and whisker diagram enabling me to see how the data is spread out.

Median = 3.8

Tabloid

Median = 2.9

 Article Lowest Highest Broadsheet 1 12 Tabloid 2 9

I’ve also have situated the lowest and the highest terms shows the range of word length there both vary from.

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