The Relationship Between Variables: Correlation Coefficient & Scatterplots


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Which of the following best describes a scatterplot?

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1. The correlation coefficient explains which of the following?

2. To plot a scatterplot, the researcher must have:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scatterplots and correlation coefficients are two closely related concepts. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you improve your understanding of this relationship, as well as grasp how both of these concepts work. The questions on the quiz will test you on scatterplots, correlation coefficients, and what these two things allow you to analyze.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of a scatterplot
  • How to plot a scatterplot
  • What scatterplots and correlation coefficients explain together
  • Identifying correlation coefficients and how to use them

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on correlation coefficients and scatterplots from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, chiefly scatterplots and correlation coefficients
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding correlation coefficients and scatterplots

Additional Learning

To learn more about these concepts, review the accompanying lesson The Relationship Between Variables: Correlation Coefficient and Scatterplots. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define a scatterplot and a correlation coefficient
  • Discuss scatterplots as a representation of the relationship between two variables
  • Describe correlation coefficients as the numerical relationship between two variables