# Compare three different newspapers by using readability, the amount of space devoted to various sections, and the number of pages.

Mathematics Coursework - Statistics

My objective is to compare three different newspapers by using the following information:

• The readability in terms of standard of language evidenced in different newspapers.

• The amount of space devoted to various sections such as Sport, news and business.

• The number of pages, size and the cost of each of the three newspapers.

• Another thing that I will look at is the average newspaper in terms of size and cost.

The three newspapers that I will compare are: -

• The Sunday Times, which is a Broadsheet newspaper sold right throughout the UK containing news from right across the UK. It is mostly read by a person with a high standard of language such as a businessman. People may also wish to read the advertisements for housing, recruitment and classified advertisements. There are pages in this newspaper.

• The Western Mail, which is a Tabloid newspaper, containing national news. This is one of the most popular tabloid newspapers currently being sold. It contains news on a variety of current events with a focus on features and leisure. It is considered an interesting paper for the reader. There are 90 pages in this newspaper.

• The Telegraph is a Broadsheet newspaper with news from all over the world. It is known for its well-written articles and opinions and its readership tends to be members of the professional and business classes. There are 100 pages in this newspaper.

## My Hypothesis

I think that:

• The Sunday Times will have a large amount of business, but I don’t think that it will have as much as the Times.
• The Western Mail will be the newspaper that has percentages closest to the average, in terms of space devoted to different items, as it is a middle classed newspaper.

• The Telegraph will have more business, as the reader is usually of a higher class such as a business man for example.

I think that when I am comparing the readability of the newspapers:

• The Sunday Times will have a high language level in the newspaper, and will have a similar measure of spread in word length as The Times will have.

• The Western Mail will have the lowest language level out of the three newspapers.

• The Telegraph will also have a high language level. I would rate The Times and The Sunday Times on equal par.

### The Sunday Mirror

Pie charts to show the difference in each of the following sections from all three of the newspapers

A table to show the percentages of different sections in my three newspapers and the mean newspaper

I shall use four line graphs to show my information as it is the simplest way of displaying my data clearly and easy to understand.

## My Conclusions

• The information from each of the three newspapers seems to create the same sort of shape on the line graphs.

• The percentage of Advertisements in two of the newspapers is higher than in any of the other sections, with news following closely behind.

• The Sunday Times has the highest percentage of Property information, the ...