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The aim of my statistics coursework it to find out a way of comparing Authors of two different audiences.

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Clatyn Janes

Statistics Coursework – A Comparison of the Style of Authors

Introduction

The aim of my statistics coursework it to find out a way of comparing Authors of two different audiences. The first audience is going to be a book for children, the book that I have chosen to use is Noddy this is a classic childrens book, the second audience is going to be a book for adults, and the book I have chosen to use is going to be Stephen Kings ‘The Dark Half‘ I have not read this book which will make my hypothesis more from my general knowledge then having reading the book and having a basic idea of how long the sentences are. I am going to do the comparison by comparing the length of sentences from each book.

Hypothesis

I think that the adult book will have a higher amount of words per sentence as children’s books are usually have

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Evaluation

Comparing Mean

I have worked out the mean by using data x frequency and this will give me the average words per sentence for each book. For Noddy the mean is 10.25 words per sentence and for Stephen Kings ‘ The Dark Half ‘ there are 16.25 words per sentence. I am pleased with this answer, as it has proven my hypothesis correct when I mentioned the average words per sentence would be higher for ‘The Dark Half’.

Comparing Bar Charts

From looking at the bar charts you can see that ‘ The Dark Half ‘ has a higher amount of words per sentence from the X-axis, this has proven that my hypothesis is correct again as I stated that largest sentence of ‘The Dark Half‘ will be far bigger then the largest sentence in Noddy. From the Bar Chart you can also see that ‘The Dark Half has

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Conclusion

Conclusion

You can see from my evaluation that my hypothesis is correct, this will lead you to think that adults books are harder to read then children’s but this is kind of insufficient as the words in ‘The Dark Half’ may have been short words, so to improve my theory I could do amount of letters in a word and compare. The only problem I came across was that some pages did not have enough sentences to collect my raw data from.

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