Theory and Practice of Bayesian Hypothesis Testing: A JASP Workshop

    August 22 – 23, 2019

    Event Description

    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. The workshop program can be seen here.

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    Call For Posters

    Participants are invited to present a poster introducing their research topic. The poster session will be held on Friday (August 23) 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.

    Room JK B.11 (Building J/K)
    Roeterseiland Campus
    Amsterdam (NL)

    Workshop fees

    (PhD) Student€ 250
    Faculty€ 350
    Regular€ 550


    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


    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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