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n. deliberately adding a small amount of random noise to each observation in a scatterplot when variables take on relatively few values, resulting in data points that stack of top of each other and thus are hard to interpret. Primarily a data visualization technique, jittering helps separate the points and make it easier to discern a pattern or relationship.

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Psychology term of the day

June 18th 2024

unipolar mania

unipolar mania

a disorder in which only excitement, overactivity, and similar euphoric symptoms are seen. This is a rare condition, as such manic episodes tend eventually to be followed by one or more major depressive episodes.