Theory and Practice of Bayesian Hypothesis Testing: A JASP Workshop


Amsterdam, August 28 – 29, 2017

The main purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with key Bayesian concepts in hypothesis testing. Concrete examples illustrate how to compute, report, and interpret Bayesian hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, regression, t-test, ANOVA, and contingency tables. To facilitate the learning process we use JASP, a program whose attractive graphical user interface allows us to focus on core Bayesian concepts and principles, unburdened by the need to explain the detailed workings of an unfamiliar software program such as WinBUGS.

This two-day workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind Bayesian hypothesis testing. At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to carry out statistical analyses in JASP, interpret the output, and report the results. This workshop is relevant to psychologists, economists, biologists, and generally any student or researcher who wishes to draw conclusions from empirical data. No background in Bayesian statistics is required.

Participants should bring a laptop with the latest version of JASP installed. Plenary sessions will be given by Richard D. Morey and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

The workshop program is available here.


Registration, as well as previous submission information, can be found here:

Register to the JASP Workshop.

Registration closes on August 10th, 2017 so if you would like to participate make sure that you register before that date.

Workshop fees

Workshop fees are listed below, in euros.

(PhD) Student € 250
Faculty / Postdoc € 350
Other € 550

Call for posters

Participants are invited to present a poster introducing their
research topic. The poster session will be held on Monday (August 28)
between 17.00-18.00 at the workshop venue. If you would like to
participate in the poster session, you can indicate this during registration.


The workshop will be run at Science Park 912, Amsterdam, room SP H 

You can use the public transport trip planner here:

JAGS and WinBUGS Workshop

The Seventh Annual JAGS and WinBUGS Workshop Bayesian Modeling for Cognitive Science takes place the week before.

Places to stay

The conference venue is not associated with a particular hotel, therefore no specific hotel arrangement is made. Please check below for some hotel and student hostel recommendations. We advise you to book early, since August is one of the busiest months of the year in Amsterdam.


Hotel Le Coin
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 5
Phone: 0031 20 524 6800
Fax: 0031 20 524 6801

Eden Hotel Amsterdam
Amstel 144
1017 AE Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 530 78 78
Fax: 0031 20 623 32 67

Hotel Plantage
Plantage Kerklaan 25-A
1018 CV Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 620 55 44
Fax: 0031 20 620 24 04

Hotel Arena
‘s-Gravesandestraat 51
1092 AA Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 850 24 10
Fax: 0031 20 850 24 15
Note: Hotel Arena is a hip place that organises loud parties until about 4 am. So unless you want to party along, this might not be the best choice.

Hotel Alfa Plantage
Plantage Middenlaan 26
1018 DE Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 623 57 83
Fax: 0031 20 638 32 76

Student hostels

Shelter Christian Hostel
At various locations in Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20-62 53 230 (Amsterdam City) or 0031 20-62 44 717 (Amsterdam Jordan)
Fax: 0031 20-62 76 137

Stayokay Hostel
At various locations in Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 624 68 32 (Amsterdam Statsdoelen), 0031 20 589 89 96 (Amsterdam Vondelpark), or 0031 20 551 31 90 (Amsterdam Zeeburg)
Fax: 0031 20 639 10 35 (Amsterdam Statsdoelen), 0031 20 589 89 55 (Amsterdam Vondelpark), or 0031 20 623 49 86 (Amsterdam Zeeburg)
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