Molly McPup

Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science:
The POWERMUTT* Project
(for use with SPSS)

*Politically-Oriented Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates — Topics & Tools
Resources for introductory research methods courses in political science and related disciplines

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SCATTERPLOT 

From the menu bar, click on “Graphs,” "Legacy Dialogs ," and "Scatter/Dot...." 

Click on "Simple Scatter" and "Define."

In left window, select your dependent variable and drag and drop it into the first window on the right (under "Y Axis:").

In left window, select your independent variable and drag and drop it into the second window on the right (under "X Axis:").

If you wish to create a legend coding cases by a categorical variable, in left window, select the variable defining the subgroups and drag and drop it into the third window on the right (under "Set Markers by:").

If you wish to label individual cases, select the variable that contains the labels and drag and drop it into the last window on the right (under "Label Cases By:").

Double click on chart to open Chart Editor; click on "Elements" and "Fit Line at Total."

In the Properties window, click on "Close."

Click on the “Titles” tab and enter the title(s) you wish for your chart.

Click on "Options"; check "Display chart with case labels."

Click on "Continue" and "OK."

 


Last updated April 28, 2013 .
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