Poverty and crime rates in America

By Kiara Harland

What are independent varibles?

An independent variable is the variable you have control over, what you can choose and manipulate. It is usually what you think will affect the dependent variable.

What are dependent varibles?

A dependent variable is what you measure in the experiment and what is affected during the experiment. The dependent variable responds to the independent variable. It is called dependent because it "depends" on the independent variable.

Difference between Bivariate and Univariate variables

Bivariate data includes two variables and deals with causes or relationships. It's major purpose is to explain. It deals with variables that can change and are compared to find relationships. If one variable is influencing another variable, then you will have a independent and a dependent variable.

Univariate data includes only one variable. With univariate data, we can put all our observations into a list of numbers.

Relationship between poverty and crime rates in America

From the information shown in the graph, you can gather that there is very little relationship between poverty and crime rates in America.

You can also see that the line of best fit almost goes straight through the middle, stating that there is very little relation betweeen the two. Also, the dots scattered everywhere on the graph shows that there is no relation, because is there was relation the dots would be closer together and not spread out over the graph.

The r value for these statistics are -0.2107, this is a weak value, stating there is this very little/no relation between the two.

Big image