Sorry about the ambiguous title. I have many independent variables, each with their own hypothesis. Some of them have significant p-values and some don't. How am I supposed to write this in my paper?
For example, if my hypotheses were:
- IV1 has an influence on DV.
- IV2 has an influence on DV.
- IV3 has an influence on DV.
- IV4 has an influence on DV.
and while IV1, IV2, and IV3 had a p-value of < 0.01, IV4 had a p-value of > 0.05.
From this, I understand that IV1, IV2, IV3 all have a positive or negative impact on my DV (depending on the coefficient). But what should I write about IV4? That I tried it out, but the result wasn't significant enough to prove anything? Or that it did not show any relationship in my data? Or ?
For my data, the former (IV4's significance wasn't considerable) makes more sense, but I haven't read any research making such connection in a similar case...
Does anyone know what to do?