I have been doing plenty of research into which test I should use on my Likert scale data and i am becoming more confused as there are so many people saying different things.
I am currently doing my dissertation on To what extent does music affect aggression whilst playing violent and nonviolent video games? I have use three different methods to collect data from 30 participants:
An aggression scale before and after the participants played both violent and non-violent video games to measure the changes in aggression whilst listening to different genres of music
Story completion tasks which give the participant a scenario and asks for ten responses i.e i would be angry, I'd hit the driver etc after playing both violent and non-violent video games
A questionnaire to see what peoples' opinions are on violence in video games using a likert scale ( 5 point scale strongly agree - strongly disagree) and also open ended questions on preferences to music etc.
I have already completed my analysis for the aggression scales (1) but i am completely stuck on which test i should choose when trying to gather data from my likert scales. the questions were such as:
- Video games are becoming too violent
- Violence in video games are influencing people to become more aggressive
- Video games are unsociable
- Video games teach and encourage people's aggressive behaviour
- Video games help people to forget about everyday life worries
- Video games encourage people to be more aggressive in real life situations
which they then score on a scale of Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree for all statements (13 all together).
I want to know whether people believe games cause real life violence or whether they think games are too violent. Thanks in advance :)