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What does a scattergraph look like for a positive correlation?

When one variable increases, so does the other

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What does a scattergraph look like for a negative correlation?

When one variable increases, the other decreases

3

Why is there no independent variable?

There are co variables because it is a non experimental research method, no manipulation, just measuring existence

4

What does the data compare in terms of participants?

Usually data from the same participant

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What type of data does it gather?

Quantitative

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Why doesn't it show cause and effect?

Because it is looking for a relationship

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What kind of data does is often use?

Self report data

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What does each cross refer to on a scatter graph?

A participant

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Advantages?

- shows relationship
- no individual differences
- allows investigation of unethical topics
- quantitative data - objective
- easy to interpret graphically

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Disadvantages?

- Can't determine cause and effect
- Self report data - social desirability bias
- Could be differences in how people judge their scores
- May be a third variable influencing results