I'm doing research for a class, and I'm collecting the following data:
The background questions are my independent variables and the survey questions are my dependent variables. For the latter, I'm using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, etc.)
The purpose is to observe if there's a difference in preference for food in different demographic groups. E.g. People with higher education have a high preference for Italian food, older people prefer Chinese food than younger people, etc.
Some of my hypotheses:
- There is a difference in preference across age, income, education, etc.
- People with higher education have a higher preference for Japanese food than those less educated.
- People with middle income have a higher preference for Italian food than for other cuisines.
I'm struggling a bit, because the only hypothesis testing we've learned is t-test and ANOVA, and I don't think I can use those on ordinal data. I've googled a bit, and I've come across two potential tests I can use:
- Ordinal regression
- Chi-squared test
Do you think these can be used to test my hypotheses? Hope you can point me to the right direction.