I did a mediation analysis with one mediator and used PROCESS. My mediation analysis revealed:
Path c = significant (total effect) path a = significant path c' = not significant (direct effect) path b = not significant.
Based on the 5000 bootstrapped interval there is no indirect effect I know that it means that there is no mediation. But what does it say about the relation between X and Y. Can I still argue in my discussion that I confirm recent studies that found an effect of X on Y? (Although the direct effect was insignificant). Thanks in advance!