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    In my questionnaire I had the 5 scale likert type question “How whould you evaluate new technologies?” (1: entirely negative, 2: relatively negative, 3: neutral, 4: relatively positive, 5: entirely positive). My sample was 400 people (selected with a non-probability procedure) of which none responded the first option, 4 responded the second, 37 the third, 297 the fourth and 69 the last one. I want to check if the responses depend on gender. I thought I could do the x2 test but when I did, under the “Chi-Square Test” table, had a note that said that more than 20% of my cells had expected count less than 5. If I am right that goes to say that the results from x2 test are not valid, so I have to do another test. I did a little research on the internet and I saw I could do the fisher test, but I also read that you cannot do the Fisher test if your sample is more than N=200.
    Please, if anyone knows what I should do, I would be deeply grateful!
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    Re: Which test in Spss is appropriate for my case

    Chi square test ignores the ordinal structure of variable “How would you evaluate new technologies?”. Fisher's exact test is for 2-by-2 tables... You should use Mann-Whitney test, since you are comparing ordinal data between two gender groups. In SPSS you go

    Analyze -----> Nonparametric Tests -----> Legacy Dialogs -----> 2 Independent Samples

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    Thank you so much for your response and your time!!

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