Theory and Practice of Bayesian Hypothesis Testing: A JASP Workshop

    August 29 – 30, 2022

    Event Description

    This year’s workshop can be attended both on-site in Amsterdam and online.

    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.

    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.

    We aim to make use of a number of tools to create a smooth, fun, and interactive learning experience. For those participating online, lectures will be held on Zoom, and video recordings will be made available to workshop participants. Moreover, you will be invited to a Slack workspace where our team will assist you and answer any questions you might have about the materials. During the breaks you have the opportunity to socialize using theonline.town.

    We strive to lower barriers to workshop participation based on cost for researchers around the world who may be unable, or have limited ability, to cover the workshop fees. If you lack funding despite exhausting all alternative funding sources and struggle to pay the workshop fees, you may be eligible for a (partial) fee waiver.

    You can contact us at bayescourse@gmail.com.

    Call For Posters

    Participants are invited to present a poster introducing their research topic. The poster sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday (August 29) between 17.30-18.30 at the workshop venue. If you would like to participate in the poster session, you can indicate this during registration.

    Room D 1.08
    Oudemanhuispoort 4–6
    Amsterdam (NL)

    Workshop fees

    (PhD) Student€ 150
    Faculty€ 250
    Other€ 450
    UvA Students€ 100
    UvA Faculty€ 200
    ISBA Students€ 100
    ISBA Members€ 200

    Register

    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.

    HOTELS

    Hotel Le Coin
    Nieuwe Doelenstraat 5
    1012 CP AMSTERDAM
    Phone: 0031 20 524 6800
    Fax: 0031 20 524 6801
    E-mail: hotel@lecoin.nl
    Website

    Eden Hotel Amsterdam
    Amstel 144
    1017 AE Amsterdam
    Phone: 0031 20 530 78 78
    Fax: 0031 20 623 32 67
    E-mail: info.edenhotel@edenhotels.nl
    Website

    Hotel Plantage
    Plantage Kerklaan 25-A
    1018 CV Amsterdam
    Phone: 0031 20 620 55 44
    Fax: 0031 20 620 24 04
    E-mail: info@hotelplantage.nl
    Website

    Hotel Arena
    ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51
    1092 AA Amsterdam
    Phone: 0031 20 850 24 10
    Fax: 0031 20 850 24 15
    E-mail: reservations@hotelarena.nl
    Website
    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 Park Plantage
    Plantage Middenlaan 26
    1018 DE Amsterdam
    Phone: 0031 20 623 57 83
    Fax: 0031 20 638 32 76
    E-mail: info@hotelparkplantage.com
    Website


    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
    Website

    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)
    E-mail: stadsdoelen@stayokay.com, vondelpark@stayokay.com, or zeeburg@stayokay.com
    Website