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What’s all this business about Bayes?

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

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