I recently conducted a online survey and are now having trouble deciding for the right analysis method.
For example: I wanted to see if there is a correlation between Factor A and Factor B.
However in my survey I did not ask the participants to directly rate Factor A and Factor B, but rather asked multiple subquestions for these two factors which were rated from 5(Strongly Agree) to 1 (Strongly Disagree). I created a sum score for item A and a sum score for item B by summing up the values of each subquestion and calculated the mean of the sumscores to measure them. So my question ist: Which method would be best to use here? I want to test if e.g. people with a higher score in Factor A would be more likely to decide for Factor B. I actually planned using Spearman or ANOVA depending on the number of independent variables, but I am not sure if that would really be the correct way to measure the correlation.