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Two-way Scatter Plot and the UK Living Cost and Food Survey (2010): Household Income and Expenditure

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By: Luke Sloan & Rob Angell Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets
Methods: Scatterplots
Data Type: Survey
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Abstract

This dataset example introduces readers to two-way scatter plots. Two-way scatter plots, often simply called scatter plots, allow researchers to graphically explore the relationship between two continuous variables. This example uses a subset of data from the 2010 UK Living Cost and Food Survey (LCFS). Specifically, we look at whether household income and expenditure are related. Clearly this is a prevalent issue for sociologists interested in how people earn, save and spend money.

In this example, readers are introduced to how to produce and interpret two-way scatter plots. The sample dataset has been cleaned and organized to make the example easier to follow. Interested readers should read the full documentation for the dataset before using it for research by following this link: http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7216&type=Data%20catalogue.

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About This Dataset
Data Source Citation

Office for National Statistics and University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. UK Data Service, Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset [computer file]. Office for National Statistics, [original data producer(s)]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], February 2013. SN: 7216

Full title of originating dataset

Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset

Data author(s) and affiliations

Office for National Statistics

University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. UK Data Service

First publication date

20 February 2013

Data Universe

Respondents to the LCFS 2010

Funding sources/suppliers

Economic and Social Research Council

Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee

Sample/sampling procedures

Multi-stage stratified random sample

Weighting

Weighting used. See documentation for details

Data collection dates

2010

Time frame of analysis

2010

Unit of analysis

Individual

Location covered by data

United Kingdom

Other sources

The Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010, available from the UK Data Archive under SN 6945.

Links to SRM content
  • Fox, J. (2004). Scatterplot. In Michael S. Lewis-Beck, A. Bryman, & Tim Futing Liao (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. (pp. 1003–1005). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412950589.n892
  • THE SCATTERPLOT MATRIX. (1998). In William G. Jacoby (Ed.), Statistical Graphics for Visualizing Multivariate Data. (pp. 39–54). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412985970.n5
List of variables

ID

Respondent ID

SubExpenditure

Subset of Weekly Household Expenditure

SubIncome

Subset of Weekly Household Income

Expenditure

Weekly Household Expenditure

Income

Weekly Household Income