I have one five point Likert scale variable (importance levels) for accessibility to a certain facility, and another three-level categorical variable (preferred distance).
I want to combine these two variables into one variable so I could relate it to the current distance of that facility.
How do I combine these two variables? Should I use cluster analysis?
I have edited the question as per Nick's suggestion:
Hi, The preferred distance is categorical-0.5km, 2km, 5km, I numbered them as 1,2,3 respectively. I did relate them separately in bivariate Chi-square test. But I believe, there is a relationship between importance level and preferred distance. For ex: medium importance may be opted with medium distance. If I combine these two, I could say that there these two variables act together in making the decision. thanks.