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Not all EBP projects result in statistically significant results. Define clinical significance and explain the difference between clinical and statistical significance. How can you use clinical significance to support positive outcomes in your project? The purpose of EBP projects are to find results that positively affect clinical decision-making. Unfortunately, interpreting research can be challenging for some clinicians. For this reason, it is essential to know the difference between clinical and statistical significance. According to Heavy (2015), a clinically significant difference means the researchers found a statistically significant difference that experts in the field believe is substantial enough to be clinically important and thus should direct the course of patient care. In contrast, statistically significant differences or outcomes simply address whether to accept or reject a null or directional hypothesis, without

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