Scatter Plot

A researcher is interested in investigating the relationship between viewing time (in seconds) and ratings of aesthetic appreciation. Participants are asked to view a painting for as long as they like. Time (in seconds) is measured. After the viewing time, the researcher asks the participants to provide a ‘preference rating’ for the painting on a scale ranging from 1-10. Create a scatter plot depicting the following data:



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Viewing Time in Seconds Preference Rating
10 3
12 4
24 7
5 3
16 6
3 4
11 4
5 2
21 8
23 9
9 5
3 3
17 5
14 6






What does the scatter plot suggest about the relationship between viewing time and aesthetic preference? Is it accurate to state that longer viewing times are the result of  greater preference for paintings? Explain. Submit your scatter plot and your answers to the questions to your instructor.