Background Classical frequentist statistics, including null-hypothesis significance testing (NHST), dominates nursing and medical research analysis. However, there is increasing recognition that null-hypothesis Bayesian testing (NHBT) merits inclusion in healthcare research analysis.
Aim To recommend that researchers complement the P-value from NHST with a Bayes factor from NHBT in their research analysis.
Discussion Reporting the P-value and a Bayes factor clarifies results that may be difficult to interpret using the P-value alone.
Conclusion NHBT offers statistical and practical advantages that complement NHST.
Nurse Researcher. 28, 4, 41-48. doi: 10.7748/nr.2020.e1756Correspondence
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