Scatter Graphs Flashcards

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What are scatter graphs useful for?

Scatter graphs are useful for identifying relationships between different sets of data, visualising trends, and making predictions based on observed patterns.

How do you construct a scatter graph?

Collect two related sets of data, draw the x and y axes, label them, plot the points, and draw a line of ‘best fit’ to represent the correlation between the datasets.

What does a strong correlation look like on a scatter graph?

A strong correlation occurs when data points are close to the line of best fit, indicating a clear relationship between the two variables.

What is the difference between positive and negative correlation?

Positive correlation occurs when an increase in one variable corresponds with an increase in the other.

Negative correlation occurs when an increase in one variable leads to a decrease in the other.

What is interpolation?

Interpolation is estimating a value within the range of the data based on the line of best fit. The value is not directly measured but guessed based on the data we already have.

What is extrapolation?

Extrapolation is predicting values beyond the range of the data by extending the line of best fit.

This method carries more uncertainty but can be useful for forecasting based on current trends.

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