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  • Submitted: 08/03/2005
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GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers

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GCSE Mathematics: Data Coursework

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Aim

My aim is to write a hypothesis comparing the length of words in newspapers and magazines. I also have to design and carry out an investigation to test my hypotheses. I will use articles about a similar topic and compare both newspaper and magazine to this topic to see which has the longest word. I will record my results on a number of graphs such as bar graphs, tally charts, cumulative curves and box and whisker diagrams.

Investigating further

I will look at which has longer words in sentences, newspaper or magazine?

My hypothesis

I predict that the newspaper will have longer words that the magazine.

Extension hypothesis

I predict that the newspaper will have more words in sentences than the magazine.

Practical problems that may occur are that I cannot find a similar article in the magazine b using a particular topic such as football; I can use an article from a newspaper about football and use a magazine about football.

The newspaper I have used is the Daily Mirror and the magazine I have used

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