Comparing values across a number of cases - which method of analysis?

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Hello all,

I’m struggling to decide on the type of analysis I need to use on my research data.

In my questionnaire I’ve asked participants to rate the importance of a set of ‘cues’ on a scale of 1-10.

For my analysis I want to compare these responses to the actual value of the cues. I’ll be using this information to understand how accurately participants are able to predict the value of cues.

The actual values of the cues are also rated on a scale of 1-10 and I have 8 cues in total.

So, for example, my data may look like:

Cue 1:
Actual value = 7
Participant 1 = 3
Participant 2 = 5
Etc

Cue 2:
Actual value = 5
Participant 1 = 7
Participant 2 = 4
Etc…

What sort of analysis should I be conducting for this?

My initial thinking leads me to Pearson correlation testing, using the actual values and the mean response of participants on each cue. Would that be appropriate?

My sincere apologies if this is a daft question, I’m rather out of my depth with statistics!

Thank you for any support, I really appreciate your time.