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# What axis is the explanatory variable on in a scatter plot?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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### What is always plotted on the y-axis of a scatter plot?

Dependent variable

### Which variable would you put on the horizontal axis of a scatter plot of the data?

The horizontal axis, or "X" axis, is usually reserved for the variable you have no control over, such as the passing of time. This is called the independent variable.

### How do you do a scatterplot?

This answer is for drawing stratified scatter plot by using SPSS package. Go to Graphs -&gt; Legacy Dialogs -&gt; Scatter/Dots -&gt; Simple Scatter. Click Define button. Then set Y-axis (usually dependent variable) and X-axis ( independent variable). Also important to note that those two variables should not be qualitative variables. Then select a variable that you want to make strata in the scatter plot. Yeshanwithanage

### How do you draw a stratified scatterplot?

This answer is for drawing stratified scatter plot by using SPSS package. Go to Graphs -&gt; Legacy Dialogs -&gt; Scatter/Dots -&gt; Simple Scatter. Click Define button. Then set Y-axis (usually dependent variable) and X-axis ( independent variable). Also important to note that those two variables should not be qualitative variables. Then select a variable that you want to make strata in the scatter plot. Yeshanwithanage

### What is negatively correlated?

Two variables are negatively correlated when the slope of the best-fit line that is drawn on the scatter plot with the independent variable on the x-axis and the dependent variable on the y-axis is negative.

### What kind diagram is used to graph two-variable data for correlation analysis?

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### What two variables does a scatter plot have?

independant-influences the other variable-x axis dependant-is influenced by the dependant variable-y axis example as johnny jumps from a higher distance, he falls faster. independant=distance from the ground dependant=the speed of the fall

### What is given to the variable we plot on the x-axis?

the independent variable

### What does a scatter plot suggest?

A scatter plot plots two variables against each other, allowing the 'researcher' to easily see if there is a correlation between the dependant variable and the independant variable with relation to their data set.

### What name is given to a variable you plot on a x-Axis?

The independent variable

### What name is giving to the variable we plot on the x-axis?

the dependent variable