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Moving nursing beyond p < .05

      We write as a community of professional statisticians and quantitative methodologists with extensive collective experience in nursing research. Our group includes faculty in academic nursing programs, statistics reviewers for nursing research journals, statistics educators who teach nursing students, and statistics collaborators on nursing research studies. Members of our group have participated in expert panel discussions and presentations at international statistics conferences about the use of statistics in nursing research and education (
      • Hayat M.J.
      • Eckardt P.
      • Higgins M.
      • Kim M.
      • Schmiege S.
      Teaching statistics to nursing students: an expert panel consensus.
      ,
      • Hayat M.J.
      • Higgins M.
      • Schwartz T.A.
      • Staggs V.S.
      Statistical challenges in nursing education and research: an expert panel consensus.
      ). Our efforts are further described in the opening editorial for a special issue of Nursing Research devoted to statistics in nursing (
      • Hayat M.J.
      Statistics in nursing research.
      ). Since 2011 we have continued to maintain an email listserv for statisticians in nursing.
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