Scatter Plot


Health Economics

  • A plot of the values of one variable against the corresponding values of another, with the coordinates of each pair marked by a dot. By visually inspecting the plot one can often detect whether the two variables seem to be related and, if so, whether linearly or non-linearly and this may lead further to speculation as to whether there might be a causal relationship between them.
  • synonymScatter Diagram
    (written as scatter plot)


  • noun a chart where points are plotted according to two sets of variables to see if a pattern exists