I am currently doing research on the moderation effect of the aim on factors (independent variables) that influence technology acceptance (dependent variables). My research is as follows:
- Group A had to answer questions about Aim A
- Group B had to answer questions about Aim B
- The questions the groups answered used a Likert-scale and were identical.
Each questionnaire item naturally return a different variable name for each group. For example, acceptance (A) is returned in group A as A.A and in group B as A.B.
Can I now pool these variables in one overarching variable to test for the moderation effect of the Aim on the relation between the independent variables that were measured and the dependent variable ?
Thanks in advance for helping me!