I am interested in the effect of an ordinal variable (likert type) that had 4 answer options on participants preferences of six statements (as participants ranked these, I assume this too would be ordinal data).
In the case of my data, would kendall's tau or spearmans rho be more appropriate. I know Kendall's tau can be used with tied ranks, but I am unsure as to what that means in relation to my data. I know there is a similar thread, but it doesn't have any data examples, so it is hard for me to compare it to my own.
Any advice would be much appreciated