I have two significant main effects, and a significant interaction in a factorial ANOVA.
The research aims generated a hypothesis for each of my main effects only, not an interaction. The interaction was a novel part of the study since there was no theory proposed. However, the primary IV and hypothesis is qualified by a level of the secondary IV.
When writing a discussion section, how does one talk about this?
I’ve read that you can’t discuss main effects if there is an interaction, yet my hypotheses only relate to the main effects.
Thanks for reading.