scatter diagram

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scatter diagram

a graphical figure in which two axes are plotted at right angles to each other, the independent variable on the x (horizontal) axis and the dependent variable on the y (vertical) axis. Each individual or object is then measured for these two variables, for example, age (x) and weight (y), and the position marked on the correct coordinates of the diagram, producing a series of scattered points. These may be given a ‘line of best fit’ by REGRESSION ANALYSIS.


1. the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
2. the distribution of two variables in relation to each other, e.g. the numbers of a population in terms of time, place or any other variable.

back scatter
backward diffusion of x-rays.
scatter diagram
a graphic representation of a scatter of two variables.
scatter radiation
the scattering of radiation in all directions as a result of interaction between the beam of the x-ray and the patient. See also compton effect.
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Figure 1 presents a scatter diagram and the resulting relationship between the unit sale prices and the weighted quality ratings.
Scatter diagrams similar with Figure 7 would be upside down and show the true shape of the outline of the abdomen of red swamp crayfish.
The list has since been expanded upon to include many other tools but the original seven were Cause-and Effect diagrams, Check sheets, Control charts, Histograms, Pareto charts, Scatter diagrams and Stratification, Hambleton (2007).
Here, we look at a scatter diagram to see, for example, whether our results are driven primarily by observations in a certain range (such as zero dividend-price ratios) or is driven by a few outliers that might reflect unusual circumstances.
Figure 1 offers a scatter diagram of pair-wise observations of changes in the short rate and the term spread.
A CPA CAN CHOOSE FROM THESE common chart types: pie chart, horizontal bar chart, vertical bar chart or horizontal line chart, vertical column chart or histogram frequency distribution chart and scatter diagram.
A maximum of six separate ranges of data can be represented on an individual graph, except for the pie graph and the scatter diagram.
match the correlation coefficient value with the scatter diagram that best illustrates that value
Application of the basic quality tools in the Croatian textile industry Check sheets 0% Cause and effect diagram 15% Histogram 18% Scatter diagram 3% Flowchart 27% Pareto chart 0% Control cards 15% Some other tools 2% Nothing 20% Note: Table made from bar graph.