I need to validate if two independent samples give significantly different results. The sample has a non-normal distribution, so I will use Mann-Whitney U Test
The dependent variable is a five-point Likert scale, with four items. My understanding is that I need to do the next steps:
1-Create a variable that is the median of the four items that compose the scale. Keep this variable as ordinal 2-Do Mann-Whitney U Test with SPSS
It is the first time I do this kind of test, and I am not sure the results are right. It says that the Mean Rank for one group is 46,62 and the for the other 90,36. I am using a five-point Likert scale, so I am not sure how the means could be higher than 5?
I am quite new, so I am sure I am misunderstanding something. in the case that the result is right, how do you write it down for the paper?