I would be grateful if somebody could assist me with the questions below This is for my dissertation (I am relatively new to SPSS and indeed to statistics).
I have a small set of cases (N=41) of companies who took my questionnaire. There are 2 5-point Likert scale sets of questions: - one set is intended to determine whether the company uses performance measurement for a cost advantage strategy or a differentiation strategy (8 questions) - one set is intended to measure if the company finds performance measurement useful (6 questions) The companies have already been classified in the high (Hi) performers and low (Lo) performers.
I have computed the mean scores for each group and was able to compare the means using the t-test for the two groups (Hi/Lo).
I also did a factor analysis, decided on two factors for the 1st set (KMO=0.74) and one for the second and ended up with factor scores as variables. These range from say -2.6 to +1.3. Now I do not know what I can do with these results.
I would really like to be able to determine that if a company scored high on the second set of questions (Usefulness) and high say on the cost advantage scale that this company used performance measurement for cost advantage strategy. Sort of a usefulness scale "enhancing" the other two (if this makes sense).
I would then be able to find out if the high performer group follows a particular strategy or not (same for the low performers).
Could regression or correlation do that?
Thanks in advance,