Relationship maps are useful for determining how variables relate to each other by providing a visual representation of the connections and influences that each node and link has over each other. Relationship maps visually represent connections and influences through nodes and links. Nodes represent variables and variable categories; links represent the strength of influence between nodes. Larger nodes and thicker link lines represent stronger connections and influence. Smaller nodes and thinner link lines represent weaker connections and influence.
Creating a Relationship Map
- From the menus, choose:
- Select two or more categorical or quantitative variables.
- Optionally, click Options to specify the node and links sizes, the relationship map layout (circle, network, or grid), the links to label, and missing value settings.
- Click OK.
Refer to the following introductory video for a brief Relationship Map overview: