Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Bayesian New Statistics - finally published


The Bayesian New Statistics: Hypothesis testing, estimation, meta-analysis, and power analysis from a Bayesian perspective.

Abstract: In the practice of data analysis, there is a conceptual distinction between hypothesis testing, on the one hand, and estimation with quantified uncertainty on the other. Among frequentists in psychology, a shift of emphasis from hypothesis testing to estimation has been dubbed “the New Statistics” (Cumming, 2014). A second conceptual distinction is between frequentist methods and Bayesian methods. Our main goal in this article is to explain how Bayesian methods achieve the goals of the New Statistics better than frequentist methods. The article reviews frequentist and Bayesian approaches to hypothesis testing and to estimation with confidence or credible intervals. The article also describes Bayesian approaches to meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, and power analysis.

Published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Final submitted manuscript: https://osf.io/preprints/psyarxiv/wntsa/
Published version view-only online (displays some figures incorrectly): http://rdcu.be/o6hd

Published article: http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13423-016-1221-4



Published online: 2017-Feb-08
Corrected proofs submitted: 2017-Jan-16
Accepted: 2016-Dec-16
Revision 2 submitted: 2016-Nov-15
Editor action 2: 2016-Oct-12
Revision 1 submitted: 2016-Apr-16
Editor action 1: 2015-Aug-23

Initial submission: 2015-May-13

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. As soon as my library database is updated I will download it.

    I am interested in doing Bayesian statistics in the field of educational research. I have found very few articles using these methods in education. Any advice about where to direct my search? Why do you think that educational researchers have been slow to pick up these methods?

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