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Cathala X, Moorley C. How to appraise quantitative research. Evid Based Nurs 2018;21:99–101. doi: 10.1136/eb-2018-102996.

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The previous version of this article contained an error. On page 2 the following text where p value of 0.5 is mentioned, this should read as 0.05 not 0.5.

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Quantitative studies examine the relationship between variables, and the p value illustrates this objectively. 11 If the p value is less than 0.05, the null hypothesis is rejected and the hypothesis is accepted and the study will say there is a significant difference. If the p value is more than 0.05, the null hypothesis is accepted then the hypothesis is rejected. The study will say there is no significant difference. As a general rule, a p value of less than 0.05 means, the hypothesis is accepted and if it is more than 0.05 the hypothesis is rejected.

Similarly, in Table 1, occurences of p value 0.5 should read as 0.05.

The original version of this article has been updated to reflect this change.

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