20 June 2018 from 11:30 to 12:30

Hypothesis Evaluation Using the Bayes Factor by Herbert Hoijtink

The last decade the interest in hypothesis evaluation using the Bayes factor (as an alternative for null-hypothesis significance testing) has been steadily increasing. Straightforward applications have been implemented in the software package JASP https://jasp-stats.org/ and for users that want more the R packages BayesFactor http://bayesfactorpcl.r-forge.r-project.org/ and Bain https://informative-hypotheses.sites.uu.nl/software/bain/ are available (each of these is free).

This power snack will proceed along the following lines (non-technical, an applied perspective will be used):

  • What is the Bayes factor and how should it be interpreted.
  • Bayesian Type I and II errors versus classical Type I and II errors.
  • Bayesian updating as an alternative for power analysis.
  • Beyond the classical null and alternative hypotheses.
  • Illustration of an application using JASP.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 11:30-12:30, Boothzaal, University Library Uithof.

Recording from earlier M&S powersnacks can be accessed on the Lecturenet website.

Start date and time
20 June 2018 11:30
End date and time
20 June 2018 12:30