A Statistician’s View on Bayesian Evaluation of Informative Hypotheses

  • Jay I. MyungEmail author
  • George Karabatsos
  • Geoffrey J. Iverson
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


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.


Posterior Distribution Marginal Likelihood Deviance Information Criterion Blood Pressure Data Posterior Predictive Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay I. Myung
    • 1
    Email author
  • George Karabatsos
    • 2
  • Geoffrey J. Iverson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationUniversity of Illinois–ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cognitive SciencesUniversity of California at IrvineIrvineUSA

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