SPSS Statistics Charts to Show Relationships between a Pair of Variables

By Keith McCormick, Jesus Salcedo, Aaron Poh

Part of SPSS Statistics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When choosing a graph to show the relationship between variables, you need to know the level of measurement of the variables. The following table shows some of the graphs that can be used to display relationships between different types of variables.

Categorical Dependent Scale Dependent
Categorical Independent Clustered bar or paneled pie Error bar or boxplot
Scale Independent Error bar or boxplot Scatter plot