I want to do an analysis on word search performance.
Word search performance is my dependent variable. A word puzzle was assigned and the correct number of words is the score, for example 5 correct answers means the person got a score of 5. However for easier control, i had ranged the score to categories. That is if a person got 1-4 then low performance, 5-8 medium performance and 9-13 high performance.
My question is since now i have categorised the score into 3 levels. Do i have to apply an ordinal logistic regression or may i use a multinomial logistic since the order of word search performance doesn't really matter?