I have been struggeling a lot with my statistics. My research camps with a low N size (31 respondents to my survey). Now I have to work with what I got. I want to find out how background information such as age and gender are linked with how answers were given to a 6-point Likert scale which asked whether participants agreed or disagreed with statements about the joy of certain languages.

I have checked around and came to the conclusion that for most of my background characteristics, I have to use an ANOVA test. However, when I did the ANOVA test for gender I found out that only 6 of my participants were male and 25 female. When checking the normality test and equal variance test, all p values were below 0.05. Now I have read online that the Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA test can be used for this analysis. However, I am not entirely sure because I find different answers every time I search on the web.

What do you think?

Thanks in advance!