Running head: ANALYSIS OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Analysis of Newspaper Article
LaToya L. Allen, RN
HCS 438: Statistical Applications
University of Phoenix
Saran Wilkins, PhD
September 15, 2006
Analysis of Newspaper Article
Exercising daily is beneficial to a person's health. While many people exercise for this reason, they are seeking methods to improve endurance and performance. In an attempt to offer durability and better endurance, sports drink manufacturers have started to add protein to their products. "Sports drinks improve performance during prolonged exercise because of two key ingredients, carbohydrates and sodium (Preidt, 2006)." The carbohydrates provide the fuel and the sodium aids in maintaining fluid balance. While sports drinks may be helpful during exercise, added protein may or may not increase performance. Gatorade and Accelerade sports drink companies sponsored two studies to determine if this is true. One study thinks that adding protein increases performance, the other does not. Type of statistical procedure used
Sometimes individuals are aware of the experiment and may not be honest about the results from the test. In this test, experimenters were trying to avoid the placebo effect. The placebo effect is when people improve because they think that they are receiving useful treatment (Bennett, Briggs, & Triola, 2003). To rule out the possibility of the placebo effect, the athletes were told that some of the drinks will contain protein; they were not told which ones. The placebo effect would alter the test and the results would be biased because the athletes would claim performance improvement, thinking that their drinks contained protein. When using a placebo, the athletes must know that the drinks may or may not contain protein. But, they must also know that they will not be able to tell the difference in taste. The placebo appears to be the same but lacks the active ingredient; in this case there was no...
In this essay I talked about literary elements such as symbolism, imagery, and metaphors being used very well in the book “The Things They Carried: by Tim O’Brien. I wrote about Tim O’Brien who is the author of The Things They Carried; O'Brien was born in Austin, Minnesota. When he was twelve, his family, including a younger sister and brother, moved to Worthington, Minnesota. His writing career was launched in 1973 with the release of If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, about his war experiences and how in on attribute of O'Brien's work is the blur between fiction and reality; labeled "Verisimilitude," his work contains actual details of the situations he experienced. Although this is a common literary technique, his conscious, explicit, and metafictional approach to the distinction between fact and fiction is a unique component of his writing style. In the chapter "Good Form" in The Things They Carried, O'Brien casts a distinction between "story-truth" (the truth of fiction) and "happening-truth" (the truth of fact or occurrence), writing that "story-truth is sometimes truer than happening-truth." Story truth is emotional truth; thus the feeling created by a fictional story is sometimes truer than what results from reading the facts. I wrote about some symbolism such as the dead young Vietnamese soldier being killed by O’Brien with a grenade. I wrote about imagery such as “The Man I Killed”, because it goes into details with...
...LANGUAGE PECULIARITIES OF ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS Homulo Liubovi, ULIM Newspaper language possesses a definite specification that distinguishes this language from fiction or scientific literature and conversation. Aspiration to report about the latest news in short period of time influences both the communicative tasks and the speech. Newspaper counts on heterogeneous numerous circle of readers and must catch their attention. The reader doesn’t want to waste time on non-specific mass newspaper, that the newspaper information is organized in the way that the report must be brief and concise in order to make a certain emotional impression on the reader. But the conditions of the newspaper issue – tight terms of the material preparation that don’t allow to work it up stylistically in the proper way, repetition of the subjects and restriction themes lead to simplification and standardization of the publicistic style and it undergoes a certain lexical deterioration. Availability of standard gives use to the newspaper cliches, which are characteristics for the newspaper speech. In this way, one of the peculiarities of the newspaper style is availability of repeated words and word combinations. Many of them can be met not only in newspapers but also in other styles of speech, however, probability of appearance of one or another cliche in them is...
...Analysis of the structure of a newspaperarticle.
The structure of a newspaperarticle is very important. A well-structured article should be helpful for the reader to follow and understand the story, and most importantly, it should engage the reader, encouraging them to read on. The following articles, ‘Germany grieves for a hero who dared not admit struggle with mental illness.’ from thenewspaper, The Times, and ‘“It was a real thrill”, says tourist nearly eaten by 18ft great white shark.’ Taken from The Guardian, will be compared to each other and analysed.
The headlines of both articles are similar in the way that they both use dramatic, eye-catching words to grab the attention of the reader. The headline of the Germany article uses the words ‘hero’ and ‘mental illness’ which would make the reader question how they could be linked and persuade them to read on. In the shark article, the sentence ‘18ft great white shark’ and quote, “it was a real thrill” are included. This is interesting for the reader, and would make them want to find out more about their experience. The opening paragraph of an article should briefly include who was involved, what happened, why it happened and where and when it happened. The Germany article includes all five of these points, whereas the shark...
...been asked to identify and analyse fact, opinion and implied meaning of my chosen Newspaperarticle. I am going to explain and analyse the author’s use of fact and opinion. I need to identify and analyse examples of language used for specific effect; such as bias. I will also explain the author’s purpose of writing the Newspaperarticle. I am going to analyse and identify the structure to achieve the effects and techniques used to present and layout the information in the written material.
I have already completed a group discussion; oral presentation, for the part of my assignment. As a group we had to analyse the same article in different Newspapers and participate in a group discussion. My discussion included examples of bias, opinion and fact about my chosen newspaperarticle.
The NewspaperArticle that I have chosen to analyse came from The Daily Mail newspaper.
The Daily Mirror: Wednesday 5th December 2012.
2M IN SCHOOLS CLASSED “NOT GOOD ENOUGH” Kids face postcode lottery
The purpose of this article is to inform the reader of statistical information; including facts and figures. The purpose of the article is to inform the reader; those children in certain areas (postcodes) have a better chance of going to a good school. Even though the article...
...Analysis of Newspaper Research Paper
Joy A. Lawrence
HCS 438 version3
October 17, 2011
Terri K. Peters, RN, MSN CCRP
Analysis of Newspaper Research Paper
Research used to develop the science and discipline of health care. Nurses must learn how to read, interpret, and analyze research studies and report. Learning this skill is important before applying research to practice. The chosen article “women on birth control date bedroom “duds” study suggest” used to interpret the statistical significance of the study. Identification of the statistical procedure mentioned and conclusions reached in the study. Determine whether the findings are statistically significant and a description of the process used to make the determination.
What statistical procedures are mentioned in the study?
Descriptive statistics used prior to analysis. The 2500 heterosexual women participants with one biological child, 1,000 were using oral contraception (OC) and 1500 used no form of hormonal contraception (Jaslow, 2011). In the original study, random sampling method implemented using an online survey. The sample included women from Canada, the United States of America (USA), Czech Republic/Slovakia, United Kingdom (UK), and other countries. The majority of the participant came from the USA population and at average age of 37.7 years. According to Bennett, Briggs, and Triola, (2009), “analysis...
November 18, 2013
People all across the country are craving coffee despite the increasingly soaring prices. Coffee has become more popular than ever. There are many versions of coffee drinks that entice the public of all ages from teenagers to elders. Coffee has enticed the country with all its different variations and flavors.
In the last few years the demand has increased due to a faster paced lifestyle and therefore the price of a coffee drink can be quite expensive to what it was ten years ago. Coffee production does struggle to keep up with the demand of coffee. There are more coffee shops going up every day all over the country. It is the high specialty coffees that are less available and therefore cause the price of a high specialty coffee drink to go up even more. That has not slowed down the demand for people wanting to pay max dollar for a special latte. People are starting to drink coffee that used to not drink it. The reason for this is a fast paced world where people feel the need to “keep up” and therefore they drink coffee since it is highly caffeinated which gives people more short term energy. Even decaffeinated coffee is popular due to the different flavors and novelty of the drinks such as iced flavored coffees. McDonalds even started carrying iced flavored coffee drinks to be competitive with the specialty coffee shops arising on every...
... Mistry called the Gear.
Samsung, which overtook Apple last year as the world’s largest producer of smartphones, got into the watch business in 1999 with a model that consumers shunned.
Galaxy Gear has 512 megabytes of RAM and an internal memory of four gigabytes. It has an 800-megahertz, single-core central processing unit and weighs 73.8 grams. Available colors include lime green, oatmeal beige, wild orange, mocha gray, jet black and rose gold.
Summary: Thearticle talks about how Samsung is unveiling a new and very revolutionary way of communicating: digital wristwatch that can snap photos, track workouts and use an array of apps. This watch will go with the hand of the google glasses, a new way of looking a things with a fancy and pretty gadget. It refers to Samsung as a bigger company than Apple, for the fact that is already raising the bar really high for Apple. The gear is the new tomorrow because it has been made from next century technology.
Analysis: The article refers to microeconomics (the study of the individual parts of the economy –individual customers, workers, households, and business firms) when they start talking about Samsung, the huge technology company and their new product about to go on the market. It includes both positive economics (attempts to describe how the economy & economic policies work without resorting to value judgments) and normative economics (involves the use of value...
Student # 302642326,
July 26, 2012
Big (and Brilliant): Article Review
In an ever changing global market, coffee consumption has been gaining momentum and increasing all over the world. Even in countries known for their tea drinking preferences such as China and Japan, coffee business is booming. Tim Horton’s a well-known coffee moniker has built its empire on the addictive power of coffee and has many franchises’ located across the country with a small but ever increasing foothold in the United States market.
The author James Cowan puts the focus of his article on Tim Horton’s ever increasing cup sizes, which was a profitable business move for the company, but staggers along the lines of excessive. In reaction he does a comparison of other businesses such as 7-eleven, who introduced the Double Gulp (64 oz.) more than twenty years ago, and compares them with Tim’s new extra-large cup addition. People are getting more bang for their buck but might be getting more than they bargained for.
In the pursuit of the almighty dollar, many businesses must get creative and come up with some innovative ways of making money for their stakeholders. It would seem that profits, whether they’re decreasing or increasing, says a lot about the success of a business or lack thereof. In the case of Tim Horton’s, staying ahead of the competition hasn’t been a problem, when “you sell eight out of every 10 cups of...