As readers of contemporary psychology journals may well know, you can’t help but keep reading about something called “Bayesian Statistics”. Researchers “in the know” seem to extol Bayesian statistics as a superior method of making inferences from data compared to traditional, “frequentist”, methods (yes, Mr p-value, I’m looking at you!).
But what is it? What can it do that standard methods can’t? It turns out the answer is just about everything you’ve ever dreamed of (well, as a researcher, anyway!). Continue reading