Bayesian Benefits for the Pragmatic Researcher

  title={Bayesian Benefits for the Pragmatic Researcher},
  author={Eric-Jan Wagenmakers and Richard D. Morey and Michael D. Lee},
The practical advantages of Bayesian inference are demonstrated through two concrete examples. In the first example, we wish to learn about a criminal’s IQ: a problem of parameter estimation. In the second example, we wish to quantify support in favor of a null hypothesis, and track this support as the data accumulate: a problem of hypothesis testing. The Bayesian framework unifies both problems within a coherent predictive framework, where parameters and models that predict the data… CONTINUE READING