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Column: Back to Basics: Is There a Relationship Here?

A scatter diagram can help you determine if there's a correlation between two variables

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
July 2002
Issue:
Volume 35 Issue 7
Pages:
pp. 120
Author(s):
ASQ's Quality Management Division

Abstract

A scatter diagram is a chart in which one variable is plotted against another to determine whether there is a correlation between the two. These diagrams are used to plot the distribution of information in two dimensions and are useful in rapidly screening for a relationship between two variables.

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