A Statistician’s View on Bayesian Evaluation of Informative Hypotheses
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Theory testing lies at the heart of the scientific process. This is especially true in psychology, where, typically, multiple theories are advanced to explain a given psychological phenomenon, such as a mental disorder or a perceptual process. It is therefore important to have a rigorous methodology available for the psychologist to evaluate the validity and viability of such theories, or models for that matter. However, it may be argued that the current practice of theory testing is not entirely satisfactory.
KeywordsPosterior Distribution Marginal Likelihood Deviance Information Criterion Blood Pressure Data Posterior Predictive Distribution
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