Scatterplot (Psychology)

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  • A representation of paired x and y data points to depict the relationship between two variables. A scatterplot gives a researcher an overview of the direction and nature of the relationship between two observed variables. If the points of the scatterplot depict the same upward linear trend, it means that if one variable increases, the other increases as well. It can be assumed that the correlation between these variables is positive. If the points in the scatterplot depict the same downward linear trend, it means that if one variable increases, the other decreases. It can be assumed that the correlation between these variables is negative. If the scatterplot depicts scattered points with no linear trend, it can be assumed that there is no relationship between ...

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