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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Maths
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Tabloid and broadsheet newspapers - For this coursework I am going to find how many words there are in an article.

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Introduction

Tabloid and broadsheet newspapers

Method

For this coursework I am going to find how many words there are in an article. I will also find the average word length. I am going to pick two articles from random from a tabloid paper. I am then going to find the same two articles in a broadsheet newspaper. I am going to record the information in a frequency table (tally). From this I can then compare the results and find the mean, median, mode and range. I am then going to record the results in a bar and pie chart; this will show the information more clearly.

Plan

  • Write out a method
  • Chose two broad sheet and tabloid newspapers
  • Chose two articles that can be found in both papers
  • Make frequency graphs to show the result
  • Plot all the answers in a tally
  • Add up the frequency
  • Find the mode, median, mean and range
  • Plot the frequency in a bar and pie chart
  • I will use a line graph to compare the results.
  • Write up an evaluation

Prediction

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Middle

10+

1111 1111 1

11

Total

504

Article 2

Broadsheet

Tally

Frequency

1

1111 1111 1111

14

2

1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 11

37

3

1111 1111 1111 1111  1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111

50

4

1111 1111 1111 1111  1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111

64

5

1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 111

38

6

1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1

26

7

1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 11

27

8

1111 1111 1111 1111

20

9

1111 1111 11

12

10+

1111 1111 111

13

Total

301

Newspaper

Frequency

Article 1Evening post

892

Article 1Broadsheet

479

Article 2 Evening post

504

Article 2 Broadsheet

301

Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Article 1 Tabloid

Frequency

Mean

1

50

50

2

169

338

3

183

549

4

154

616

5

108

540

6

58

348

7

57

399

8

48

384

9

37

333

10+

28

280

Total

892

3837

Mean

3837 / 892 = 4.30157

= 4.30

Median

28, 37, 48, 50, 57, 58, 108, 154, 169, 183

57 + 58 = 115

115 / 2 = 57.5

= 57.5

Mode

= 3

Range

183 – 28 = 155

= 155

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Conclusion

Another way I would improve on the coursework is by doing more articles. I say four articles doesn’t seem to give a fair result as it’s not that many, I think about 8 articles would give a much fair result. I would also use a wider range of newspapers to see if they would give me different results to what I have found. I used “Reading Evening Post” (Tabloid) and “Telegraph” (Broadsheet). I could have used:

  • The Sun (tabloid)
  • News of the World (tabloid)
  • The Star (tabloid)
  • Central (tabloid)

I have found out in this coursework that my perdition for word length was right. But I did get my perdition wrong on how many words there are in an article. I predicted that a broadsheet would have more words in it, as it is a bigger sized paper. I was very surprised when I found out that tabloid newspapers have much more words in than a broadsheet paper. I found that a tabloid newspaper had 26% to 30% more words in than a broadsheet.  

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