Column: Back to Basics: Is There a Relationship Here?
A scatter diagram can help you determine if there's a correlation between two variables
- Quality Progress
- July 2002
- Volume 35 Issue 7
- pp. 120
- ASQ's Quality Management Division
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[Abstract taken from article.]
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.