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# There are many different newspapers; they range from tabloid papers to the broadsheet papers. The tabloids are a lighter read to the more involving descriptive broadsheet papers. Different newspapers are written to suit these preferences.

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Introduction There are many different newspapers; they range from tabloid papers to the broadsheet papers. The tabloids are a lighter read to the more involving descriptive broadsheet papers. Different newspapers are written to suit these preferences. In the tabloid papers the wording used is less profound and therefore more easily understood. Aim To find if a tabloid paper gives a more "easier" read than a broadsheet paper Prediction A broadsheet paper will have more letters on average per word than a tabloid paper. Objectives 1.To collect data on number of letter per word in two papers. ...read more.

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For example sports will be counted from newspapers, so will economics and politics. This is to give an overall view of the newspapers and so not just one area is studied. From each section the same number of words will be used to keep the investigation fair. Interpretation/ Analysis By looking at the tally charts and box plots for both The Times and The Mirror on the report on the front page it shows that there is a larger range from The Times. This suggests that The Times has more letters on average than The Mirror, but this is only from a small section of the paper. ...read more.

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In the conclusion the results suggest that The Times has more letters per word on average than The Mirror, but this does not mean that this is conclusive. There is only a small sample that has been taken. If there was more time larger, wider investigations could have been taken. I could have investigated other newspapers. I could also have investigated on the size of photographs or pictures that were in the papers, to see if there was a correlation between the size and number of pictures to the size of the words. A factor for there not being enough time was that I collected the results in a group but then lost the results. So I got some old newspapers from a month ago, which were available to me and started on my own results. ...read more.

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