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.