I would like to compare two corpora, one consisting of Wikipedia articles and one made up of articles in printed encyclopedias. The corpus is thematically comparable because I always chose the same entry and I respected the disciplines defining subcorpora for geography, chemistry and so on. Now I would like to compare the two subcopora (Wikipedia vs. printed encyclopedia) and the word frequencies which are in. I compared relative frequencies but I ask myself if I could apply any statistical measure to proove that my results are not random.

Thanks for answers!

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    So are you asking if this is a good idea? Or how / where you would get the data? You're not taking a random sample of some population, so I don't know what kind of statistical measure you're thinking of, but it would be better to ask that in a stats SE. – user6726 Feb 20 '16 at 21:54
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because Looking for suitable statistical methods is probably best asked at the Data Scinece stackexchange. – jk - Reinstate Monica Feb 22 '16 at 10:14
  • Statitically proving if your results are valid or not is not part of linguistics SE – Andrew Ravus Mar 3 '16 at 11:33

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