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Sandeep Patel

Statistics –Read all about

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

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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

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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

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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.

Broadsheet

Number of letters

Tally

Total number of words

Cumlative frequency

1

 l

1

1

2

 llll

4

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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.

Broadsheet

Median = 3.8image03.png

Tabloid

Median = 2.9image04.png

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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