Netherlands, Amsterdam

Theory and Practice of Bayesian Hypothesis Testing: A JASP Workshop

when 22 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 450

The main purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with key Bayesian concepts in hypothesis testing. Concrete examples illustrate how to compute, report, and interpret Bayesian hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, regression, t-test, ANOVA, and contingency tables. To facilitate the learning process we use JASP, a program whose attractive graphical user interface allows us to focus on core Bayesian concepts and principles, unburdened by the need to explain the detailed workings of an unfamiliar software program such as WinBUGS.

Target group

This workshop is meant for researchers who want to learn how to apply Bayesian inference in practice. Most applications we discuss are taken from the field of cognitive science. The workshop is based on the book Bayesian Cognitive Modeling: A practical course written by Michael Lee and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers. As the workshop covers a variety of topics within cognitive science and exercises of varying difficulty, the course material is appropriate for researchers with a wide range of prior knowledge and interests.

Course aim

Our first objective is for you to experience first-hand how a Bayesian approach to data analysis can improve inference and increase understanding. Our second objective is for you to obtain practical experience with JAGS or WinBUGS, easy-to-use computer programs that allow the user to implement all kinds of Bayesian models.

Fee info

EUR 450: students
EUR 550: non-students

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