Q: What is the best simple method I should use to present, analyze, and interpret the data form below to determine the correlation between two variables?

Detailed Question -

In the problem statement, you conclude that the distance travelled is likely to be a key factor in determining the time taken for delivery, and your research produces the following results.

  • Distance (km): 3.5, 2.4, 4.9, 4.2, 3.0, 1.3, 1.0, 3.0, 1.5, 4.1
  • Time (minutes): 16, 13, 19, 18, 12, 11, 8, 14, 9, 16

Required: Present, analyze, and interpret the data using a simple but appropriate method.

1 Answer to this question

The data can be presented as a table of course, but consider also adding a line graph showing this correlation. You might want to calculate the correlation coefficient for statistical proof, even though the line graph will visibly indicate the relationship.

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