I have a data of likert scale type, collected to know the 'level of awareness of individuals' about various investment options. I want to check if there is significant difference in level of awareness of 'Male' and 'Female'. Since, data is ordinal in nature I cannot apply Manova. So how to conduct 'Multivariate Kurskal wallis' or 'Multivariate permutations test' in R. And also do suggest which one would be better. Scale is having four level, viz, Not at all , very little, incompletly aware, completely aware. Shall be grateful.