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Use THIS LINK for a description of the different types of scatter plots followed with examples that illustrate when to use them.
Klass’s Rules for SCATTER PLOTS
|1. Use two interval-level variables.|
|2. Fully define the variables with the axis titles.|
|3. The chart title should identify the two variables and the cases.|
|4. If there is an implied causal relationship between the variables, place the independent variable (the one that causes the other) on the X-axis and the dependent variable (the one that may be caused by the other) on the Y-axis.|
|5. Scale the axes to maximize the use of the plot area for displaying the data points.|
|6. It’s a good idea to add data labels to identify the cases.|
- Click HERE to see the grading rubric Mr. M uses to assess your scatter plots.