My stats knowledge is less than basic, so apologies for possible confusion.
I have 2 independent groups (N=14 and N=14) who filled in a Likert-scale based standardized questionnaire, consisting of 48 items. The scale measures types of religious coping, so I have 12 questions for each one of the 4 coping styles.
I would like to compare those two groups: to see how differently they score on each one of coping styles.
My questions are:
- Is it OK to use the Mann-Whitney test? I suppose yes.
- If yes, how do I enter data in SPSS: every response (1 for "strongly disagree", 2 for "disagree", etc.) of 28 participants (which will make a total of 336 entries) for each of 4 coping styles, then code them according to group and do the test? Or should I sum up the scores (which does not feel right, as far as I use a test specifically to treat ordinal data).
- What is the best graph to present the results?