Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
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 has ended, the researcher asks the participants to provide a preference rating for the painting on a scale ranging from 1 to 10. Create a scatter plot depicting the following data:
What does the scatter plot suggest about the relationship between viewing time and aesthetic preference? Is it accurate to state that longer viewing times result in a greater preference for a painting? Explain your response.