BF between 1 and 3, cannot collect more data, meaningful to report ?
I have a question about the interpretation of anecdotal/inconclusive evidence.
My sample size is quite big given the standards in my field (N=75), and I cannot collect extra data. Bayesian t-tests for my contrasts of interest show BFs between 1 and 3, suggesting inconclusive evidence. Some of these go together with p-values around 0.05 in classic t-test (in the unexpected direction).
Can I report/interpret such results in a meaningful way? E.g., can I state "if there is an effect in the population, it is not strong or consistent enough to be detected with this sample"?
I am asking for practical reasons. If given these outcomes, I would absolutely have to collect more data to draw any meaningful conclusions, I cannot report the experiment. Because I cannot collect more data. It would be a pitty, because the conclusion that there is not enough evidence to show an effect, would be in line with two other experiments that showed support for the nullhypothesis and are to go into the same publication.